Benjamin Becker of Germany signs autographs after defeating Lleyton Hewitt of Australia in their second round singles match at the Australian Open in Melbourne
Competitors run on their arms and legs on a race course in a preliminary race during the Guinness World Record the 100-meter running on all fours at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. The 18-year-old Japanese Katsumi Tamakoshi set new record of 15.86 seconds Thursday.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin poses for a picture with youths who took part in the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, as he visits a local Olympic youth sports school in Cheboksary on Thursday
A costumed mascot waits for the men’s quarter-final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Martin Klizan of Slovakia at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.
South Korean army soldiers demonstrate their martial arts skills during the 66th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at the Gyeryong military headquarters, South Korea
South Korea’s Shin Alam competes against China’s Xu Anqi during their women’s epee team fencing competition final at Goyang Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon.
The pack races in the cycling track at the women’s omnium 25km point race at the Incheon International Velodrome during the 17th Asian Games in South Korea on Thursday
South Korea’s Hong Seung-hyun (left) strikes the ball against Japan’s Toshitaka Naito during their men’s team sepaktakraw game at the Bucheon Gymnasium during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
North Korea’s synchronised swimming team take part in a practice session at Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center ahead of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon
Austria’s national soccer team goalkeeper Heinz Lindner during a training session in Vienna.
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 serves to her Belgium opponents during the FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Grand Prix 2014 final round match in Tokyo
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.
Russia’s Sofiya Velikaya (R) and Lee Ra-jin of South Korea compete during their women’s sabre qualification event at the World Fencing Championships in Kazan on Friday
Stage Three of the Tour de France, Cambridge to London, race leaders pass the Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace as they sprint for the finish
Residents and tourists play football on Ponta Negra beach in Natal, Brazil
Tibetan participants perform on horses during a traditional equestrian competition in Hongyuan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in China
Young Chinese football players attend classes after training at the Evergrande International Football School near Qingyuan in Guangdong Province, China. The sprawling 167-acre campus is the brainchild of property tycoon Xu Jiayin, whose ambition is to train a generation of young athletes to establish China as a football powerhouse. The school is considered the largest football academy in the world with 2,400 students, more than 50 pitches and a squad of Spanish coaches through a partnership with Real Madrid
A boy plays alone as he practices scoring in a small court in the Tavares Bastos shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The high costs of preparing for the 2013 Confederations Cup and upcoming World Cup, blamed in part by the late rush to get projects done, ignited a wave of public criticism from a population already tired of poor public services and widespread corruption, yet in Brazil, soccer is a unifying force
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is flanked by his lawyers as he arrives at court in Munich, Germany. Mr Ecclestone went on trial accused of bribery in a case that threatens a jail term for the Briton