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Horse Racing - 2014 Cheltenham Festival - Cheltenham Gold Cup Day - Cheltenham Racecourse ...Abbyssial and jockey Ruby Walsh after falling during the JCB Triumph Hurdle Race during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 14, 2014. See PA story RACING Walsh. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

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Jockey Ruby Walsh lies stricken on the ground after falling off Abbyssial during the JCB Triumph Hurdle Race at Cheltenham racecourse on Friday. Read more

Horse Racing - 2014 Cheltenham Festival -  Champion Day - Cheltenham Racecourse...Racegoers check the form ahead of Champion Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 11, 2014. See PA story RACING Cheltenham. Photo credit should read:

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Racegoers at Cheltenham racecourse on the opening day of the 2014 festival Read more

Person climbs on the Bolshoi Dome, one of the ice hockey venues, before the medals ceremony during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics...A person climbs on the Bolshoi Dome, one of the ice hockey venues, before the medals ceremony during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 14, 2014.   REUTERS/Marko Djurica (RUSSIA  - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

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A climber scales the Bolshoi Dome, one of the ice hockey venues for the Sochi Winter Olympics Read more

ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE PACKAGE  'SICILY'S MIGRANT SOCCER TEAM' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY...ATTENTION EDITORS - 24 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'SICILY'S MIGRANT SOCCER TEAM' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY  SEARCH 'ASD MINEO' FOR ALL PICTURES PXP101-PXP124    ASD Mineo's 25-man amateur squad is made up of African migrants who risked their lives to cross the sea - a journey that killed hundreds of others in shipwrecks. Their team, the first of its kind in Italy, was created and funded by the managers of the Mineo centre for asylum seekers, one of Europe's largest such shelters. ASD Mineo, as the team is called, is registered in the lowest category of Italy's official football pyramid, which groups 600 divisions and in which, in theory, any team can rise to the top of the league, or Serie A. The team is on track to advance to the next division in its first season. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION SPORT SOCCER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT

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Amateur footballers at Italian team ASD Mineo are all African migrants who risked their lives to cross the sea. The 25-man squad, the first of its kind in Italy, was created and funded by managers from the Mineo centre for asylum seekers, one of Europe’s largest. The team is registered in the lowest category of Italy’s official football pyramid, which groups 600 divisions and in which, in theory, any team can rise to the top of the league, or Serie A. The team is on track to advance to the next division in its first season. Read more

Women's supercombined bronze medalist United States' Julia Mancuso, right, and Germany's gold medalist Maria Hoefl-Riesch, left, carry their national flags at a flower ceremony at the Alpine ski venue at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Women’s supercombined bronze medalist Julia Mancuso of the US, right, and Germany’s gold medalist Maria Hoefl-Riesch carry their national flags at a flower ceremony at the Alpine ski venue at the Sochi Winter Olympics

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Shaun White, of the United States, takes a jump during a snowboard slopestyle training session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The venue is host to the snowboarding and freestyle skiing events of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which starts on Tuesday.

Skiers reach the top of a mountain near the start of the men's downhill ski course ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

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Skiers reach the top of a mountain near the start of the men’s downhill ski course ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, RussiaRead more

Seattle Seahawks' Malcom Smith makes an angel in the confetti after his team defeated the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton      REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.

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Seattle Seahawks’ Malcom Smith makes an angel in the confetti after his team defeated the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Read more

Japan's PM Abe smiles as he wears a jersey of Boston Red Sox, while Red Sox mascot Wally looks on at Abe's office in Tokyo...Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) smiles as he wears a jersey of Boston Red Sox, while Red Sox mascot Wally  looks on at Abe's office in Tokyo January 21, 2014. Japanese Major League Baseball (MLB) players, Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara gave a Red Sox jersey to Abe.

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe puts on a jersey of the Boston Red Sox, while Red Sox mascot Wally looks, on at Mr Abe’s office. Japanese Major League Baseball (MLB) players Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara gave the jersey to Mr Abe. Read more

Tennis fans protect themselves from the sun during a first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.

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Tennis fans protect themselves from the sun during a first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, AustraliaRead more