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Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy compete at the ice dance during the China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, in Beijing, China, on Friday
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.
Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada perform during the pairs short programme in the ISU Four Continents figure skating championships in Seoul, South Korea
Israeli surfers walk out of the water after competing in a night surfing competition in the Mediterranean sea in Ashdod, southern Israel. About 40 surfers took part in the competition which started Wednesday after sundown.
Participants compete in a running race along a street in Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood, a rebel-controlled area on Tuesday.
Competitors show their tattoos at the MBK Tattoo Contest 2014 in a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand.
Castellers Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls start to form a human tower called “castell” during a biannual competition in Tarragona city
A dog owner prepares her poodle backstage at a dog show in Seoul. Some 2,000 dogs took part in the three-day show organised by the Korea Kennel Federation which was celebrating its 58th anniversary
Schoolchildren show their hands during a henna competition to mark World Population Day in the city of Ahmedabad, India
Wyatt Smith of Rexburg, Idaho, slides in the dirt as he pulls down a steer in a time of 4.3 seconds during the steer wrestling competition at Greeley Stampede Arena in Colorado
Competitors perform during the British Amateur Championships at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England
A member of the US 8th Army recieves assistance from his teammates following his bout in a Combatives tournament at the Yongsan garrison US army base in Seoul on Monday
Newfoundland dogs wait their turn to be shown during the first day of Crufts on Thursday in Birmingham central England. The annual event sees dog breeders from around the world compete in a number of competitions with one dog going on to win the “Best in Show” category.
A surfer rides a wave during the Punta Galea Big Wave Challenge in northern Spain
Horsemen get ready for a race during a tent-pegging competition in Sangjani, near Islamabad, Pakistan
Members of Parliament pose for pictures with their pets during the annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition outside Parliament in London
Angus Scotney of Great Britain on Wednesday competes in a pro-juniors heat of the Boardmasters pro-surfing competition on Fistral Beach in Newquay, England. The Boardmasters surfing competition has been an integral part of the British surf scene since 1981 and has grown from humble beginnings to one of the biggest events on the British surfing calendar.