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Pictures of the year: Sports

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Kai Pfaffenbach
Location
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

Usain Bolt of Jamaica looks at Andre De Grasse of Canada as they compete in the men's 100m semifinal at the Rio Olympics August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Usain Bolt of Jamaica looks at Andre De Grasse of Canada as they compete in the men's 100m semifinal at the Rio Olympics August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Photographer
USA Today Sports
Location
Oakland, United States

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after beating the Golden State Warriors in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena June 19, 2016. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after beating the Golden State Warriors in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena June 19, 2016. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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Photographer
Athit Perawongmetha
Location
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

Samir Ait Said of France breaks his leg during competition on the vault August 6, 2016. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Samir Ait Said of France breaks his leg during competition on the vault August 6, 2016. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Photographer
Darren Staples
Location
LEICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM

Milli Astill, age 7, attempts to persuade 3-year old Lissi-Lu to have her photograph taken with her in their Leicester City tu-tus in Leicester, Britain April 22, 2016. Leicester City's Premier League title dream became reality on Monday as their only remaining challengers Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 at Chelsea to complete one of the greatest ever sporting achievements.The Foxes' Premier League campaign has captivated fans in the...more

Milli Astill, age 7, attempts to persuade 3-year old Lissi-Lu to have her photograph taken with her in their Leicester City tu-tus in Leicester, Britain April 22, 2016. Leicester City's Premier League title dream became reality on Monday as their only remaining challengers Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 at Chelsea to complete one of the greatest ever sporting achievements.The Foxes' Premier League campaign has captivated fans in the provincial English city as well as sports fans worldwide. REUTERS/Darren Staples
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Photographer
Stefan Wermuth
Location
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

Katie Ledecky of the U.S. competes on her way to winning the gold and setting a new world record in the women's 800m freestyle at the Rio Olympics August 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Katie Ledecky of the U.S. competes on her way to winning the gold and setting a new world record in the women's 800m freestyle at the Rio Olympics August 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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Photographer
Ueslei Marcelino
Location
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

Canada's women's wheelchair basketball player Jamey Jewells kisses her husband and fellow wheelchair basketball player Adam Lancia after her playoff match against China at the Rio Paralympics September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Canada's women's wheelchair basketball player Jamey Jewells kisses her husband and fellow wheelchair basketball player Adam Lancia after her playoff match against China at the Rio Paralympics September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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Reuters Photographer

Force India's Nico Hulkenberg reacts after crashing during the Singapore Grand Prix September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Jeremy Lee

Force India's Nico Hulkenberg reacts after crashing during the Singapore Grand Prix September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Jeremy Lee
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Photographer
POOL New
Location
London, United Kingdom

Serena Williams celebrates winning her women's singles final match against Germany's Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon July 9, 2016 REUTERS/Andy Rain/Pool

Serena Williams celebrates winning her women's singles final match against Germany's Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon July 9, 2016 REUTERS/Andy Rain/Pool
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Photographer
USA Today Sports
Location
Santa Clara, United States

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and teammate free safety Eric Reid (35) kneel during the playing of the national anthem before a NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium September 12, 2016. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and teammate free safety Eric Reid (35) kneel during the playing of the national anthem before a NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium September 12, 2016. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Photographer
Dylan Martinez
Location
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Simone Biles of the U.S. competes on the vault during the women's individual all-around final at the Rio Olympics August 11, 2016. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Simone Biles of the U.S. competes on the vault during the women's individual all-around final at the Rio Olympics August 11, 2016. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Photographer
Jason Reed
Location
Melbourne, Australia

Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Photographer
Issei Kato
Location
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil

Miles Gerek Meinhardt of the U.S. competes with Artur Akhmatkhuzin of Russia in the men's foil team semifinals at the Rio Olympics August 12, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Miles Gerek Meinhardt of the U.S. competes with Artur Akhmatkhuzin of Russia in the men's foil team semifinals at the Rio Olympics August 12, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Photographer
Mike Blake
Location
SANTA CLARA, United States

Denver Broncos' quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton greet eachother on the field after the Broncos defeated the Panthers in the NFL's Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara, California February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Denver Broncos' quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton greet eachother on the field after the Broncos defeated the Panthers in the NFL's Super Bowl 50 football game in Santa Clara, California February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Photographer
Juan Medina
Location
MORZINE, France

Yellow jersey leader Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain rides with team mates during the 146.5-km (91.5 miles) Stage 20 from Megeve to Morzine, France July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Yellow jersey leader Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain rides with team mates during the 146.5-km (91.5 miles) Stage 20 from Megeve to Morzine, France July 23, 2016. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Photographer
Ricardo Moraes
Location
NATAL, Brazil

Brazil's Neymar is helped by Bolivia's goalkeeper Carlos Lampe during their World Cup qualifier October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazil's Neymar is helped by Bolivia's goalkeeper Carlos Lampe during their World Cup qualifier October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Photographer
USA Today Sports
Location
Cleveland, United States

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carl Edwards (6) celebrates after defeating the Cleveland Indians in game seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field November 2, 2016. David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carl Edwards (6) celebrates after defeating the Cleveland Indians in game seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field November 2, 2016. David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
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Reuters Staff

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Nani and Joao Mario after scoring their second goal at the Euro soccer June 22, 2016 REUTERS/Max RossiLivepic

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Nani and Joao Mario after scoring their second goal at the Euro soccer June 22, 2016 REUTERS/Max RossiLivepic
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Photographer
Lucy Nicholson
Location
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

(From L) Jhoanis Portilla of Cuba, Orlando Ortega of Spain and Deuce Carter of Jamaica compete in the men's 110m hurdles preliminary in the rain at the Rio Olympics August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

(From L) Jhoanis Portilla of Cuba, Orlando Ortega of Spain and Deuce Carter of Jamaica compete in the men's 110m hurdles preliminary in the rain at the Rio Olympics August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Photographer
Carlos Jasso
Location
TULANCINGO, MEXICO

Wrestler known as Gio Malkriado (top) fights with a fluorescent tube with wrestler Ciclope during an extreme wrestling fight at a temporary wrestling ring inside a car wash in Tulancingo Hidalgo, Mexico October 8, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Wrestler known as Gio Malkriado (top) fights with a fluorescent tube with wrestler Ciclope during an extreme wrestling fight at a temporary wrestling ring inside a car wash in Tulancingo Hidalgo, Mexico October 8, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
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Reuters Staff

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy practices on the driving range before the start of the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship January 21, 2016. Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy practices on the driving range before the start of the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship January 21, 2016. Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic
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