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THE TOP SPORTS PHOTOS OF THE DAY

Last updated on: February 17, 2012 12:33 IST

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Sri Lanka's Farveez Maharoof picks up the ball from the boundary as storm clouds move over the Sydney Cricket Ground during their One-day International cricket match against Australia in Sydney.


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Al-Ahly soccer fans take part in a protest against the general prosecutor in Cairo, demanding quick investigations into the deaths of soccer fans at a stadium in Port Said early February.

74 people were killed when supporters clashed at an Egyptian soccer match, prompting fans and politicians to turn on the ruling army for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since Hosni Mubarak was ousted.


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Stoke City's Cameron Jerome (right) challenges Valencia's Adil Rami during their Europa League first leg soccer match at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England.


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Riders cycle during the third stage of the third Tour of Oman cycling race, a journey of 144.5 km (89.7 miles) from Wadi Bani Kharus in Wilayat Al Awabi to Bank Muscat in Murtafat Al Matar - Wilayat al Seeb, in Muscat February.


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A wrestler rubs his hands with mud to prevent slipping due to sweat, during a traditional mud wrestling (Kushti) bout at the Akhaara centre in Kolhapur, about 400 kms (250 miles) south of Mumbai.

Fewer people are taking up Kushti, according to the sport's coaches, as young athletes turn instead to mat wrestling to gain access to top international sports competitions.


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A forerunner soars in the air during the Ski Jumping World Cup competition in Klingenthal.

Organisers were forced to cancel the competition due to bad weather conditions.


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