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THE BEST SPORTS IMAGES OF THE WEEK

Last updated on: March 12, 2012 10:38 IST

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Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett sweats as he listens to the national anthem before their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, California.

Kobe Bryant displayed his customary late-game heroics and newfound trust in his team mates to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the visiting Boston Celtics 97-94 on Sunday.


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Los Angeles Lakers' Andrew Bynum goes up for a rebound during their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Los Angeles, California.


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Steven Caulker (right) of Swansea City clears the ball in front of team mate Neil Taylor and Sergio Aguero (left) of Manchester City during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.

-Rooney goals lift Man United top after City lose

Manchester City went down to a 1-0 defeat at Swansea City.


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Zhan Beleniuk (red) of Ukraine and Laimutis Adomaitis of Lithuania compete at the men's 84kg Greco-Roman wrestling bronze medal match at the European Wrestling Championship in Belgrade.


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Lee Chong Wei (left) of Malaysia shakes exchanges shirts with Lin Dan of China after retiring injured during the men's singles final match at the All England Badminton Championships in Birmingham, central England.

-All England: Lin Dan wins title after Chong Wei retires

Lin, who won his first All England title in 2004, said: "We did it on the spur of the moment. We are both reaching the end of our careers and the game is not always about winning and losing. It's something more important."

Lin Dan of China won his fifth All England title on Sunday.


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Iryna Khliustava (left) of Bulgaria passes the baton to compatriot Sviatlana Usovich (centre) as they compete at women's 4x400 meters relay final during the world indoor athletics championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena in Istanbul.

-Isinbayeva back to winning ways


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Puerto Rico's Juan Manuel Lopez (centre) punches Mexico's Orlando Salido near referee Jorge Ramirez during their WBO Featherweight (126 lbs) Championship bout at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan.

Salido retained his title after defeating Lopez.


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Britain's Prince Harry (front right) plays beach rugby on Flamengo Beach in Rio De Janeiro.

The Prince is on a three-day official tour of Brazil on behalf of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


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Russian Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin takes aim with a rifle for the partially sighted during a visit to meet disabled athletes training in the "Laura" biathlon and cross-country skiing complex in Sochi.


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Alabama Crimson Tide's dance team performs as their team takes on the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first round of their SEC men's NCAA basketball tournament in New Orleans, Louisiana.


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Clint McKay (centre) of Australia celebrates taking the wicket of Lasith Malinga (right) of Sri Lanka to seal their win in their third final match of the Commonwealth Banks cricket tri-series in Adelaide.

-PHOTOS: McKay five-for steers Aussies to tri-series win


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