Top photos of the day: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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From the archives:Crowds line the train tracks for miles as the funeral train of President Warren G. Harding passes through Chicago on Aug. 6, 1923. | File photo

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

White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton runs into the fence trying to make a catch Tuesday against the Rangers. Eaton was injured on the play and left the game. | Getty Images

Confiscated stuffed animals are shown in Carson, Calif. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced and displayed the taxidermy take with an estimated value of nearly $9,000 on Wednesday. They were seized last month at a port inspection when officers found seven boxes with “animal heads” written on them. | AP Photo

An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter sits aboard the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship, USS America in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. | AP Photo

Rory McIlroy hits a shot from a bunker during a practice round prior to the start of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. | Getty Images

Tina Gilley, left, and Skye McKenna cheer after they were united in a commitment ceremony on Fountain Square in Cincinnati. Three judges of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard arguments Wednesday in six gay marriage fights from four states, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. | AP Photo

A dog shelters under a sun shade as people gather on Fistral Beach on the first day of the Boardmasters surf and music festival in Newquay in Cornwall, England. Since 1981, Newquay has been playing host to the Boardmasters surfing competition – which is part of a larger five-day surf, skate and music festival and has become a integral part of the continually popular British surf scene growing from humble beginnings, to one of the biggest events on the British surfing calendar. It now attracts professional surfers from across the globe to compete on the Cornish beach that is seen by many as the birthplace of modern British surfing. | Getty Images

Fans watch the match between Shelby Rogers and Eugenie Bouchard during the Rogers Cup Monday night at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal, Canada. | Getty Images

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