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Real's Gareth Bale steps on a chair with his new football shoes, during the presentation of the Real Madrid's new UEFA Champions League kit at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

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Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale steps on a chair with his new football shoes, during the presentation of the Real Madrid’s new UEFA Champions League kit at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain

Russian's Nadezda Makroguzova serves against Brazil's Eduarda Santos Lisboa and Ana Patricia Silva Ramos during their women's semifinal beach volleyball match at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China.

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Russian’s Nadezda Makroguzova serves against Brazil’s Eduarda Santos Lisboa and Ana Patricia Silva Ramos during their women’s semifinal beach volleyball match at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China.

Fernanda Rodrigues of Brazil looks at the ball as she serves to Belgium during their FIVB Women's Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014 final round match in Tokyo August 22, 2014

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Fernanda Rodrigues of Brazil serves to her Belgium opponents during the FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014 final round match in Tokyo Read more

South Africa X Fighters World Tour

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Freestyle motocross rider Maikel Melero of Spain warms up ahead of the fifth stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in the savanna of Pretoria, South Africa.

Giant inflatable rubber duck installation by Dutch artist Hofman floats through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival, in San Pedro...A giant inflatable rubber duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman floats through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival, in San Pedro, California August 20, 2014. The creation, which is five stories tall and five stories wide, has been seen floating in various cities around the world since 2007. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A giant inflatable rubber duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman floats through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival, in San Pedro, California. The creation, which is five stories tall and five stories wide, has been seen floating in various cities around the world since 2007. Read more

Sheilla Castro De Paula Blassioli and Thaisa Menezes of Brazil jump to block the ball spiked  by Gozde Sonsirma of Turkey during their FIVB Women's Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014 final round match in Tokyo

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Sheilla Castro De Paula Blassioli (L) and Thaisa Menezes (R) of Brazil jump to block the ball spiked by Gozde Sonsirma of Turkey during their FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014 final round match in Tokyo on Wednesday.

HMS Plymouth to be scrapped...A statue from Another Place by Anthony Gormley is seen in the foreground as HMS Plymouth is towed away from Liverpool to be scrapped. The warship was part of the mission during the Falklands war and is on its way to Turkey where it will be scrapped.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 20, 2014. See PA story DEFENCE Plymouth. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

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A statue from Another Place by Anthony Gormley is seen in the foreground as HMS Plymouth is towed away from Liverpool to be scrapped. The warship was part of the mission during the Falklands war and is on its way to Turkey where it will be scrapped. Read more

Lukas Michul, a member of the 'dream wal...Lukas Michul, a member of the 'dream walker' group jumps from atop the rugged rocks overlooking the azure waters of Navagio beach, one of the Greece's most renowned leisure spots on the popular tourist island of Zakynthos on June 23, 2014.  This is rope jumping -- part diving, part rock climbing, with a touch of engineering. The aim of the project is to dream jump in 80 places with most ravishing nature and architecture all over the world .They plan to stage their next leaps at a cave complex in Croatia, a French viaduct, skyscrapers in Las Vegas and Johannesburg, and the Grand Canyon. AFP PHOTO /  LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

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Lukas Michul, a member of the ‘dream walker’ group jumps from atop the rugged rocks overlooking the azure waters of Navagio beach, one of the Greece’s most renowned leisure spots on the popular tourist island of Zakynthos. This is rope jumping, part diving, part rock climbing, with a touch of engineering. The aim of the project is to dream jump in 80 places with most ravishing nature and architecture all over the world.

Kudzelich of Belarus Vlasova of Russia and Krause of Germany compete in women's 3000 metres steeplechase heat during European Athletics Championships in Zurich

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Sviatlana Kudzelich of Belarus (2nd L) Natalya Vlasova of Russia (L) and Gesa-Felicitas Krause of Germany (4th L) clear a water obstacle in a women’s 3000 metres steeplechase heat during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich Friday.

2014 NABBA Israel Bodybuilding Championships

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A bodybuilding competitior is assisted with his tanning backstage ahead of judging during the 2014 NABBA Israel Championship on in Netanya, Israel.