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Best sports pix of the week
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 11: Joel Pocklington of Box Hill competes in the Men's pole vault Steve Hooker open during Zatopek:10 held at Lakeside Stadium on December 11, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 10: Steve Smith of Australia celebrates his century next to the number 408 displayed as a tribute to the late Phillip Hughes who was the 408th test player for Australia, during day two of the First Test match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on December 10, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
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MALELANE, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 11: James Kingston and Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa cross a creek on the 13th during the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Championsip at Leopard Creek Country Golf Club on December 11, 2014 in Malelane, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 14: Cheng Peng and Hao Zhang of China perform during day four of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2014/2015 at Barcelona International Convention Centre on December 14, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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ARE, SWEDEN - DECEMBER 12: Marcel Hirscher of Austria takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Giant Slalom on December 12, 2014 in Are, Sweden. (Photo by Jonas Ericsson/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 12: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers makes a shot over Luke Babbitt #8 of the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center on December 12, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 13: A mascot for the Charlotte Hornets dunks the ball during a timeout in their game against the Brooklyn Nets at Time Warner Cable Arena on December 13, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 13: Al Jefferson #25 of the Charlotte Hornets warms up before their game against the Brooklyn Nets at Time Warner Cable Arena on December 13, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV- DECEMBER 13: Amir Khan (L) hits Devon Alexander during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Khan won with a 12-round unanimous decision. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Robin van Persie of Manchester United celebrates with team mate Ashley Young after scoring his second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester St Mary's Stadium on December 8, 2014 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 12: David Warner of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during day four of the First Test match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on December 12, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 13: The Australian team sing a song after their win while huddled over the number 408 which was dedicated to the late Phillip Hughes during day five of the First Test match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on December 13, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal controls the ball under pressure from Jack Colback of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on December 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14: Jasmyne Spencer of Sydney and Shelina Zadorsky of the Glory contest a header during the W-League semi final match between Perth Glory and Sydney FC at nib Stadium on December 14, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14: Greg Chalmers of Australia celebrates as he holds up the Kirkwood Cup after day four of the 2014 Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines Resort on December 14, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
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BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 14: Elena Radionova of Russia performs during day four of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2014/2015 at Barcelona International Convention Centre on December 14, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 14: The Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders perform after a Kansas City Chiefs touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium on December 14, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 14: An Atlanta Falcons cheerleader performs in the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Georgia Dome on December 14, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 14: Wide receiver Steve Smith #89 of the Baltimore Ravens prays with teammates and players from the Jacksonville Jaguars after the conclusion of an NFL game at M&T Bank Stadium on December 14, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 14: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks throws the ball during the first quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field on December 14, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 14: The Denver Nuggets Dancers perform during a time out against the San Antonio Spurs at Pepsi Center on December 14, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Rashean Mathis #31 of the Detroit Lions enters the field prior to the start of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 16-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 14: Zach Ertz #86 of the Philadelphia Eagles jumps over Brandon Carr #39 of the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on December 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 14: A bald eagle flies over the stadium prior to the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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SAMOKOV, BULGARIA - DECEMBER 14: Yemaneberhan Crippa of Italy wins the Junior Men's Race during the European Cross-Country Championships on December 14, 2014 in Samokov, Bulgaria. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)
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PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 15: Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning hits Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period at Consol Energy Center on December 15, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Daniel Kubus/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center on December 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 113-91. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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US surfer Garrett McNamara falls as he rides a big wave during a tow-in surfing session at the Praia do Norte or North beach, in Nazare, Portugal, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. McNamara set a world record for the largest wave surfed when he rode a 23.7 metre wave (78-foot) in Nazare in 2011. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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A surfer rides a huge wave during a tow-in surfing session at the Praia do Norte or North beach, in Nazare, Portugal, Thursday, Dec, 11, 2014. The beach has become a famous break point for big wave riders around the world. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09: Supermaxi 'Comanche' races during the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge in Sydney Harbour on December 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 11: Colin Wilson #33 of the Nashville Predators collides with David Schlemko #6 of the Arizona Coyotes as they chase a loose puck during the second period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on December 11, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 14: Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders perform during the game against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 14, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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A surfer rides a huge wave during a tow-in surfing session at the Praia do Norte or North beach, in Nazare, Portugal, Thursday, Dec, 11, 2014. The beach has become a famous break point for big waves riders around the world. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 15: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders returns to the bench after scoring a goal in the third period against the New Jersey Devils during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 15, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 12: Edson Montano of the Jets and Michael Thwaite of the Glory contest a header during the round 11 A-League match between Perth Glory and Newcastle Jets at nib Stadium on December 12, 2014 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 13: Adam Scott of Australia hits out of the bunker on the 3rd hole during day three of the 2014 Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines Resort on December 13, 2014 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets grabs a rebound over Henry Sims #35 of the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half at the Barclays Center on December 12, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 13: Jakub Voracek #93 of the Philadelphia Flyers shoots against Andrew MacDonald #47 of the Philadelphia Flyers during their game at the Wells Fargo Center on December 13, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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HONG KONG - DECEMBER 14: General view of Race 3 during Hong Kong International Race day at Sha Tin racecourse on December 14, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 14: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat chases after a loose ball during a game against the Chicago Bulls at American Airlines Arena on December 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 15: An Atlanta Hawks cheerleader performs during the game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Chicago Bulls at Philips Arena on December 15, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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ARE, SWEDEN - DECEMBER 14: Alexis Pinturault of France competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Slalom on December 14, 2014 in Are, Sweden. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 15: A New Orleans Saints fan cheers during the second quarter of a game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 15, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
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HONG KONG - DECEMBER 14: Maxime Guyon riding Flintshire of France wins Race 4, The LONGINES Hong Kong Vase during International Race day at Sha Tin racecourse on December 14, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Red Cadeaux (ctr) finishes out of placings. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)
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HEERENVEEN, NETHERLANDS - DECEMBER 14: Ayaka Kikuchi of Japan competes in the Division A 1500m Ladies race on day three of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating held at Thialf Ice Arena on December 14, 2014 in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 15: C.J. Miles #0 of the Indiana Pacers defends the shot of Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 15, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Jonny Evans of Manchester United celebrates Robin van Persie's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on December 8, 2014 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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SPOKANE, WA - DECEMBER 10: A cheerleader for the Washington State Cougars performs during the game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on December 10, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. Gonzaga defeated Washington State 81-66. (Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images)
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DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 11: Team captains Andrew Ladd #16 of the Winnipeg Jets and Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche engage in a fight resulting in penalties in the second period at Pepsi Center on December 11, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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HOCHFILZEN, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 12: Tim Burke of the United States competes during the IBU Biathlon World Cup Men's and Women's Sprint on December 12, 2014 in Hochfilzen, Austria. (Photo by Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 13: Erik Johnson #6 of the Colorado Avalanche shoots and scores his second goal of the night against the St. Louis Blues to tie the score 2-2 in the second period at Pepsi Center on December 13, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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ARE, SWEDEN - DECEMBER 14: Marcel Hirscher of Austria competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men's Slalom on December 14, 2014 in Are, Sweden. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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HOCHFILZEN, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 14: Martin Fourcade of France takes 1st place during the IBU Biathlon World Cup Men's and Women's Pursuit on December 14, 2014 in Hochfilzen, Austria. (Photo by Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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OXFORD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: A general view of a line out during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between London Welsh and Edinburgh Rugby at Kassam Stadium on December 14, 2014 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions tries to avoid the tackle by Andrew Sendejo #34 of the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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People gather at the lighthouse of the Praia do Norte or North beach, during a tow-in surfing session, in Nazare, Portugal, Thursday, Dec, 11, 2014. The beach has become a famous break point for big wave riders around the world. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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EXETER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Ben White of Exeter Chiefs is tackled by Albert Vulivuli of La Rochelle during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Exeter Chiefs and La Rochelle at Sandy Park on December 13, 2014 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 13: Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Ishant Sharma of India to give Australia victory during day five of the First Test match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on December 13, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV- DECEMBER 13: Amir Khan (L) celebrates at the end of the 12th round against Devon Alexander during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Khan won with a 12-round unanimous decision. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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Best sports pix of the week

From the slopes to the gridiron, here are some of the best sports pictures from around the world taken during the last week. 

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