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BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

July 22, 2013 13:20 IST

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Revellers raise their scarves and candles as they sing the 'Pobre de Mi', marking the end of the San Fermin festival on July 15, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain.

The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway The Sun Also Rises, involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, each year for nine days from July 6-14.


Photographs: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

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Tennis player Maria Sharapova attends The 2013 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, in Los Angeles, California, on July 17. 


Photographs: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for ESPY

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Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain hits out of a bunker on the first hole during a practice round ahead of the British Open golf championship at Muirfield in Scotland on July 16, 2013. 


Photographs: Brian Snyder/Reuters

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Egypt’s synchronised swimming team practice at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona, on July 17, ahead of the upcoming World Swimming Championships. 


Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters

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ManchesterCity's Jack Rodwell (left) and AmaZulu's Tamsanqa Teyise fight for the ball during the Nelson Mandela Invitational soccer match played on the birthday of the former South African President at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, on July 18, 2013.

South Africa and the world showered tributes on Mandela on Thursday as the anti-apartheid leader turned 95 in hospital and his doctors reported he was "steadily improving" from a six-week lung infection. 


Photographs: Rogan Ward/Reuters

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Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk flies over Lizzie Armanto (right) as they perform during the Tony Hawk Tour in Toronto, on July 18, 2013.


Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters

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Switzerland's Pamela Fischer performs in the synchronised swimming solo technical routine final during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona on July 20. 


Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters

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Manchester City player Pablo Zabaleta poses for a photo with a Manchester City fan at Hong Kong Airport shortly after the team’s arrival in Hong Kong, on July 22, for the Barclay's Asia Trophy. 


Photographs: Jessica Hromas/Getty Images

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Toronto Blue Jays Jose Reyes steals second base through the legs of Tampa Bay Rays Kelly Johnson as he is late with the tag in the third inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto on July 21, 2013. 


Photographs: Fred Thornhill/Reuters

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Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge races against Emirates Team New Zealand in the Louis Vuitton Cup round robin in San Francisco, California on July 21.

Despite having to jettison its jib sail after a clamp failed, New Zealand won by more than two minutes. 


Photographs: Noah Berger/Reuters

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Mexico's Ivan Garcia (right) and German Sanchez perform a dive during a practice for the men's synchronised 10m platform event with a backdrop of the Sagrada Familia cathedral at the Montjuic municipal pool in Barcelona, prior to the World Swimming Championships, on July 17. 


Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters

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Indonesian Liverpool supporters hold scarves during a friendly soccer match between Liverpool FC and the Indonesian national team at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on July 20.

Liverpool is on a four day visit in Indonesia during their LFC Tour 2013, before visiting Australia and Thailand.


Photographs: Beawiharta/Reuters

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England's Joe Root tries to play a pull shot during the third day of the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's in London on July 20. 


Photographs: Kieran Doherty/Reuters

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Stefan Bradl of Germany and LCR Honda MotoGP rounds the bend during the MotoGp Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix Race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, on July 21. 


Photographs: Getty Images/Getty Images

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The France team performs in the synchronised swimming free combination routine preliminaries during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona July 21. 


Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters

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Shannon Farar-Griefer, 52, of Hidden Hills, California, (right) pulls away from her team after stopping to drink water as she competes in the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley National Park, California, on July 15.

The 135-mile (217 km) race, which bills itself as the world's toughest foot race, goes from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, California in temperatures which can reach 130 degrees Fahrenheit (55 Celsius).


Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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