Top photos for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

SHARE Top photos for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A selection of some of the best photographs from around the world:Chinese women hold plastic guns as they take part in a performance by an amateur dance troupe re-enacting musical theater scenes of the anti-Japanese war of 1937-1945 at a mall in Beijing, China. The group, made of mostly of retired woman, dance almost nightly to patriotic songs for crowds of onlookers. China is marking the 77 anniversary of the Sino-Japanese War as there are heightened tensions between the two countries over disputed islands in the East China Sea. | Getty Images

Bonnie Strange walks the runway at Sava Nald show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 at Hotel Adlon in Berlin, Germany. | Getty Images

John Evich, right, an investor in the Top Shelf Cannabis store, talks to customers waiting in line outside the store in Bellingham, Wash., on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in the state. | AP Photo

A Ukrainian helicopter flies over the headquarters of the Ukrainian forces near the north-eastern Ukrainian city of Izyum. Ukraine on Tuesday brushed off strong European pressure and rejected talks with pro-Russian rebels on a truce to halt a bloody insurgency convulsing the ex-Soviet nation until they laid down their arms. | Getty Images

A model walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week – Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at Grand Palais in Paris, France. | Getty Images

Huge crowds of people play at THEBES Happiness Water World during a continuous streak of high temperatures in Shaanxi, Xi’an province of China. | Getty Images

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry chat to Captain Anthony Harris, the founder Race2Recovery as they attend the BITC Annual Responsible Business Awards Gala at Royal Albert Hall in London, England. | Getty Images

Chris Froome of Great Britain and Team Sky receives medical attention after being involved in a crash early in the race during stage four of the 2014 Le Tour de France from Le Touquet-Paris-Plage to Lille in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France. | Getty Images

The Latest
Nearly half of the more than 60 prospective jurors screened on Monday were dismissed, some because of the hardship they’d endure if called to serve and others who said they could not be fair.
Thinking ahead to your next few meals? Here are some main dishes and sides to try.
Glenbard West’s Joey Pope enjoyed the Hilltoppers’ roll to the Class 4A basketball state title, but he thinks it’s time for the focus to return to the gridiron.
Happ homered twice in the Cubs’ 5-4 loss to the Nationals on Monday.