World of Sport

The top 12 photos from the past week in sport

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1) WHAT THE PUCK...? Calgary Flames' goalie Miikka Kiprusoff stretches before the start of their NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Calgary.

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2) SHREDDED TYRES - Toro Rosso Formula One driver Jean-Eric Vergne of France arrives in the pits with a shredded tyre during the Bahrain Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit.

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3) WAXING LYRICAL - An Indian cricket supporter kneels in front of a wax figure of Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar during a promotional event at the SCG.

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4) FACE OF FATIGUE - Runners pass another battling fatigue during the London Marathon.

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5) BOUNCERS AND BALLS - Security hold back fans who wait for an autograph by Spain's Rafael Nadal following a training session during the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

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6) MUST BE WOODWORM - Toronto Blue Jays' Colby Rasmus hits a broken bat single in the sixth inning of their American League MLB game against the New York Yankees.

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7) UM... WOW! - Italy's Carlotta Ferlito competes on the floor during the women's apparatus finals at the European Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastic Individual Championships in Moscow.

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8) WHERE IS THE POGO STICK? - Arsenal's Bacary Sagna challenges Everton's Steven Pienaar during their Premier League match at Emirates Stadium.

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9) GASOL GRAPPLING - Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol of Spain loses control of the ball during their NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets.

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10) CELEBRATING, NOTHING MORE - Stuttgart's players celebrate after winning against SC Freiburg in their German Cup semi-final.

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11) SLAM DUNKS IN THE LONG JOHNS - New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith splits the defence of Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett and forward Paul Pierce in the second half of their NBA Eastern Conference quarter-finals basketball play-off series.

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