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Red Bull Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany waits in his car during the second practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit, Japan. Vettel is in a commanding lead in the Formula 1 drivers championship and could seal his fourth consecutive world championship at Suzuka on Sunday.
The Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin is interviewed by a horde of reporters during a break in his team’s practice at the Mall of Asia Arena at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. Lin has easily stolen the spotlight as the Houston Rockets practice for this week’s first ever NBA preseason game against the Indiana Pacers in the basketball-obsessed Philippines.
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North Korea’s Kim Sun-Bom and So Myong-Hyok compete in the final of the men’s 10m synchronised platform diving event at the sixth East Asian Games in Tianjin, China
Alexander Naddour, of the US, competes on the rings during heats at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.
Spectators hold umbrellas to shield from the sun as they watch a match between Serena Williams of the US and Francesca Schiavone of Italy at the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China. Read more
The peleton approaches the top of Pen-Y-Pass with the Snowdon Massif in the background during stage four of the 2013 Tour of Britain from Stoke to Llanberis Read more
Synchronized swimmers present creations from the Adidas spring-summer 2014 collection by Stella McCartney during London Fashion Week
A worker cleans the seats of the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, southern France. The Riviera, with 35,000 seats, is the first of three new stadiums that will be built for the Uefa Euro 2016 football tournament Read more
Football fans in Kabul celebrate after Afghanistan beat India 2-0 in the South Asian Football Federation championship final in Kathmandu. It was Afghanistan’s first international football trophy. India, ranked 145th in the world compared with Afghanistan’s 139th, has won the event six times.
A swimmer passes a temporary floating sculpture as he trains on the Serpentine Lake at Hyde Park in London.