Top photos of the day: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

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From the archives:Mayor Richard J. Daley (waving) leads the Chicago contingent at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield on Aug. 14, 1969. It was Democratic Day at the State Fair. | UPI

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A selection of some of the best photographs from around the world:

Tjimurdance theatre performs during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland. The largest performing arts festival in the world, this year’s festival hosts more than 3,000 shows in nearly 300 venues across the city. | Getty Images

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid gets a bucket of ice water dumped on him by Chase Daniel and Jamaal Charles for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. | AP

A protester kicks a smoke grenade that had been deployed by police back in the direction of police Wednesday night in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with people lobbing Molotov cocktails at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd. | AP

Spanish matador Jose Maria Manzanares performs a pass on a bull during the bullfighting feria in Beziers, southern France. | Getty Images

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France jumps the final barrier to win the Men’s 3,000m final at Stadium Letzigrund in Zurich, Switzerland. | Getty Images

A man lies in a newly opened Ebola isolation center set up by the Liberian health ministry in a closed school in Monrovia, Liberia. They sleep on mattresses on the floor. People suspected of contracting the Ebola virus are being sent to such centers in the capital Monrovia where the spread of the highly contageous and deadly Ebola virus has been called catastrophic. The epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four West African countries. | Getty Images

A view of the London stage of The Longines Global Champions Tour, one of the most prestigious show-jumping events in the world at Horse Guards Parade Ground in London, England. Last year’s London stage of the Longines Global Champions Tour was held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. More than 240 horses and 27 of the world’s Top 30 show-jumping riders will take part at Horse Guards Parade Ground this year. This is the 11th leg of the 2014 Longines Global Champions Tour, which will also visit Vienna and Doha. | Getty Images

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