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Horses and riders on the gallops in the early morning of the opening day of the Crabbies Grand National festival at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool
Camels race during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Elena Radionova of Russia competes in the ladies short program during the ISU World Figure Skating Championship in Shanghai on Thursday
A snowboarder performs during the Red Bull Jump and Freeze competition at the ski resort Shimbulak outside Almaty.
Switzerland’s skip Alina Paetz (C) delivers a stone as her teammates Nicole Schwaegli (L) and Marisa Winkelhausen sweep during their curling round robin game against China at the World Women’s Curling Championships in Sapporo on Monday.
Bangladesh’s Nasir Hossain drops a catch from New Zealand’s Cory Anderson during their Cricket World Cup match in Hamilton, Friday
Formula One drivers for the 2015 season are pictured in this combination photo at Melbourne’s Albert Park Track, Australia. (Top Row, L to R) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain; Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany; Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia; Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat of Russia; Williams driver Felipe Massa of Brazil; Williams driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland; Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany; Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland; McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen of Denmark; and McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain. (Bottom Row, L to R) Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany; Force India driver Sergio Perez of Mexico; Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands; Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr of Spain; Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France; Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela; Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson of Sweden; Sauber driver Felipe Nasr of Brazil; Marussia driver Will Stevens of Britain; and Marussia driver Roberto Merhi of Spain.
Racegoers check the form on Champion Hurdle day, the first day of the Cheltenham festival
Patrick Kueng from Switzerland in action during the last men’s downhill training run of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Friday
South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw leaps in the air to play a shot during their Cricket World Cup Pool B match against the West Indies in Sydney, Australia
Dead fish on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. International Olympic Committee members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016
Shaolin monks pose for a photograph in Chinatown in London, England, on Monday. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu, which is believed to be the oldest institutionalised style of kung fu, and are demonstrating their skills while touring the UK
Judges of the normal hill ski jumping competition look out of windows at the Nordic Skiing World Championships in Falun, Sweden. The individual competition postponed to later in the day due to heavy winds.
The Hong Kong team, including Pang Yao, Yang Qianyu, Leung Bo Yee and Meng Zhao Juan, competes during the women’s team pursuit qualifying race at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris on Wednesday