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Tuesday, 23 June 2015
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A gust of wind covers Pope Benedict XVI's face with his dress during his weekly general audience in St.Peter's square at the Vatican on June 2, 2010.
Kyle Beall walks on a slackline between two cliffs at Diamond Bay on December 21, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Slacklining is a balance sport in which participants walk on a flat nylon webbing anchored between two points with the tension adjusted to allow for slack, providing an experience similar to that of walking on a trampoline. Highlining is a style of slacklining where the two anchor points are set up with significant elevation from the ground or water.
Members of Cirque Du Soleil perform the contortion act during the dress rehearsal for "Kooza" by Cirque Du Soleil" at Royal Albert Hall on January 4, 2015 in London, England.
Eric Farr of Grand Junction, Colo. performs with his motorcycle during the U.S. FMX Motorcross Championship Series event at the Stark County Fair in Canton, Ohio on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
A competitor in Christmas fancy dress jumps into the sea during the 105th Barcelona Traditional Christmas Swimming Cup at the Old Harbour of Barcelona on December 25, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The Copa Nadal is organised by the Barcelona Swimming Club and involves competitors swimming across some 200 metres of water in the harbour. Launched in 1908 the event has only been suspended three times when the Spanish Civil War interrupted proceedings between 1936 and 1938.
Michael Hayboeck of Austria competes on day 5 of the Four Hills Tournament Ski Jumping event at Bergisel-Schanze on January 3, 2015 in Innsbruck, Austria.
Phoenix Suns' Alex Len dunks against the Boston Celtics during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Phoenix.
Takafumi Kojima (Red) and Nobuyoshi Takojima (Blue) compete in the Men's 70kg free style final during 2014 Emperor's Cup All Japan Wresting Championship on December 22, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.
Adrien Theaux, of France, is airborne during a men's World Cup downhill training session, in Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) is hit with the ball as Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love watches during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies won 96-92.
Brad Keselowski (2) slides backward after hitting the wall in the front stretch and Kyle Busch (18) drives through the infield grass to avoid him during the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Ukraine's Anton Dukach falls during his men's race at the Luge World Championships in Sigulda, Latvia, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.
A soldier with the Afghan National Army's (ANA) National Engineer Brigade tries to make dry land after leaping from the top of a Mabey-Johnson portable pre-fabricated bridge which his unit was learning to construct with the help of U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (MCB) 28 at the ANA's combined Fielding Center on March 18, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Seabees are attached to the U.S. Army's 130th Engineer Brigade are responsible for training ANA soldiers various engineering tasks at the facility. In a recent speech to his country's parliament, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said U.S. troops can leave Afghanistan at the end of the year because his military was ready to take over responsibility for the nation's security.
Travis Hamonic #3 of the New York Islanders is hit into the glass by Nick Bjugstad #27 of the Florida Panthers during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 1, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.
Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi, of Italy, crashes during a first free practice session for Sunday's San Marino Moto GP grand prix at the Misano circuit in Misano Adriatico, Italy, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
Tim Means, right, punches Hernani Perpetuo during the third round of a welterweight mixed martial arts bout at a UFC event in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, July 26, 2014. Means won by unanimous decision.
Julia Lipnitskaia, of Russia, falls during her Ladies Free Skating at the Grand Prix Final figure skating competition in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.
A leopard leaps across an under-construction structure near a furniture market in the Degumpur residential area as a bystander moves out of the way in Meerut on February 23, 2014. A leopard sparked panic in a north Indian city when it strayed inside a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block before evading captors, an official said.
Acrobat Vlad Khvostik performs during a photocall at the Moscow State Circus in Clapham on October 22, 2014 in London, England. The circus is located at Clapham Common from 22nd October to 2nd November.
Competitors take part in the Tough Mudder London South on October 25, 2014 in Winchester, England. The world-famous Tough Mudder is military style endurance event over 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit.
Mount Sinabung spewing pyroclastic smoke is seen from Kuta Rakyat village on January 2, 2014 in Karo district, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The number of displaced persons has increased to 19,000 in Western Indonesia as Mount Sinabung continues to spew ash and smoke after several eruptions since September. 11 deaths have now been recorded as a result of the eruptions with hundreds more falling ill. Officials expect the number of evacuees to rise as volcanic activity remains high.
Irina Annenkova of Russia competes in Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All-Around Qualification on day ten of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing OSC Gymnasium on August 26, 2014 in Nanjing, China.
An Ascotb Cocker Spaniel competes in the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show has been showcasing the best dogs from around world for the last two days in New York.
Vincent Kriechmayr, of Austria, loses control during his run at the men's World Cup super-G ski race Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Beaver Creek, Colo.
Bullfighter Chuck Swisher, top, gets tossed into the air by bull Cajun Smurf while Swisher was protecting Bull rider Trey Benton III during the seventh go-round of the National Finals Rodeo, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas.
David Warner dives for a catch during an Australian training session at The Gabba on December 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.
Sumo wrestler Chiyomaru, left, gets a slap on his face from Georgian-born Tochinoshin at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, in Fukuoka, western Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.
Carolina Hurricanes' Ron Hainsey (65) and Columbus Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner (38) collide during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Carolina won 3-2 in overtime.
Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka plays a return to Switzerland's Roger Federer during their ATP World Tour Finals semifinal tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, England, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
Oregon State cornerback Larry Scott breaks up a pass intended for Arizona State receiver Cameron Smith (6) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
British model Cara Delevingne reacts as she attends a festive launch to mark the collaboration between top Paris department store Printemps and British fashion brand Burberry, in Paris, France, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.
Russia's Anna Pogorilaya performs during the short program at the Cup of Russia ISU Grand Prix figure skating event in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.
Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, center challenges for the ball with Montenegro's Stefan Savic during the Euro 2016 Group G qualifying soccer match between Montenegro and Sweden, at the City Stadium in Podgorica, Montenegro, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
Steve Corbett opens his window under snow drifts and greets his neighbor's dog Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, on Central Avenue, in Lancaster, N.Y. A lake-effect snowstorm dumped over 5 feet of snow in areas across western New York. Another 2 to 3 feet of snow is expected in the area, bringing snow totals to over 100 inches, almost a year's worth of snow in three days.
In this Sept. 7, 2014 photo, Quinn McCrimmon, front, and others take part in a workshop at the Pole Expo in Las Vegas. Poles have long been a staple of strip clubs, but many of the attendees at the expo are taking the lead of expo founder Fawnia Dietrich and refining their slinky craft as a workout activity.
Bryan Schouten, left, and Scott Deroue, right, both from the Netherlands, fight after a crash during the Moto3 race, at the Sachsenring circuit in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany, Sunday, July 13, 2014.
North Korea's Hong Un Jong performs during the women's vault final of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championship at the Guangxi Gymnasium in Nanning, capital of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.
Johan Perez, right, takes a blow from Mauricio Herrera during their WBA super lightweight title fight, Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Lightning strikes early Monday morning, July 7, 2014, north of Gillette, Wyo. According to the National Weather Service, there was about of 0.08 inches of precipitation and the forecast is predicting more showers and thunderstorms throughout the week.
Melissa Wu of NSW competes in the Women's 3m Final during the 2010 Australian Open Diving Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on January 23, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
Maria Kitkarska of Canada performs in the Individual Ball final at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Precinct during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Mykayla Skinner of the United States keeps her eyes on the balance beam as she competes in the women's team final of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championship at the Guangxi Gymnasium in Nanning, capital of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.
An Oklahoma cheerleader flies in the air before an NCAA college football game between Texas and Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Dallas.
China's Yao Jinnan competes in the women's balance beam final of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championship at the Guangxi Gymnasium in Nanning, capital of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014.
Australian surfer Mick Fanning competes during the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal surf contest in Supertubos beach, Peniche, central coast of Portugal, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Fanning won the contest after defeating Jordy Smith, from South Africa, in the final.
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo juggles a baseball during a team workout Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants are scheduled to play the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.
Austria's Marcel Hirscher competes during the first run of an alpine men's World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Overall champion Marcel Hirscher held on to his first-run lead to win the season-opening World Cup giant slalom by a huge margin on Sunday.
Cal Fire strike crews battle the King Fire in El Dorado County near Fresh Pond, Calif. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
In this image provided by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), Kelly Slater takes to the air over a wave during round 2 in the Hurley Pro surfing competition at Trestles, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in San Clemente, Calif. Slater defeated Jeremy Flores, of France, with this front-side aerial maneuver to advance to round 3.
A jet aerial tanker drops its load of fire retardant on a fire near Pollack Pines, Calif., Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The fire, which started Sunday has consumed more than 3,000 acres and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes.
In this Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, photo provided by Michael Frye, a wildfire burns next to Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, Calif. As of Monday, the fire has burned through about four square miles.
In this photo provided by Woodbine Racetrack, a thoroughbred is washed as the sun rises after an early morning workout at Woodbine racetrack in Toronto, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
Paragliders perform acrobatic flight during the 41st Icare Cup paragliding festival in Saint Hilaire du Touvet, French Alps, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The "Coupe Icare" dedicated to free flight, orchestrates all the various types of flying such as hang gliding, paragliding and acrobatic sailplaneing.
A paraglider performs a demonstration flight during the 41st Icare Cup paragliding festival in Saint Hilaire du Touvet, French Alps, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The "Coupe Icare" dedicated to free flight, orchestrates all the various types of flying such as hang gliding, paragliding and acrobatic sailplaneing.
South Korea's Kim Seong-yeon, in white, and Japan's Chizuru Arai compete in the women's 70-kilogram Judo contest at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. South korea won the gold.
The moon rises over the Giralda, the tower of Seville's Cathedral, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Spain. Tuesday night's full moon, also known as a Harvest Moon, will be the third and final "supermoon" of 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
Portuguese forcados of the group of Beja try to catch a bull during a Portuguese-style bullfight in Campo Pequeno bullring, in Lisbon, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. During the performance a forcado calls the bull into charge, being the final purpose to subdue the bull. Unlike bullfights in other countries, the bull in Portugal is not killed in the bullring.