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What a shot! 26 amazing sports photos

Published 1039 GMT (1839 HKT) August 11, 2015
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Nori Aoki of the San Francisco Giants reacts after being hit in the head by a pitch thrown by Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta at Wrigley Field on Sunday, August 9, in Chicago. Jon Durr//Getty Images
Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona grabs AS Roma defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa by the throat during the Joan Gamper Trophy match on Wednesday, August 5, in Barcelona. VI-Images/Getty Images
Kevin Na walks to the third green during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday, August 8, in Akron, Ohio. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
U.S. water polo players push head coach Adam Krikorian into the pool after they defeated the Netherlands in their women's water polo gold medal match during the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia, on Friday, August 7. MICHAEL DALDER/Reuters/Landov
Margarita Mamun of Russia performs the ball exercise in the final of the individual competition of the Fourth Hungarian Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup tournament Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday, August 9. Mamun placed second. TIBOR ILLYES/EPA/LANDOV
The North Carolina State University football players line up for a team photo during the team's NCAA college football media day in Raleigh on Sunday, August 9. Gerry Broome/AP
England's Stuart Broad, right, celebrates with teammate Joe Root on the first day of the fourth Ashes test cricket match in Nottingham on Thursday, August 6. Jon Super/AP
Italy's Federica Pellegrini makes a turn as she competes in the women's 200 meter freestyle preliminaries at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia, on Tuesday, August 4. Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters/Landov
Switzerland's Hans Bloechlinger center, South Africa's Monty Hacker, left, and American Dick Richards run during the men's 80-years-old 100 meter final at the World Masters Athletics Championship on Friday, August 7, in Lyon, France. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images
China's Fu Yuanhui celebrates after winning the women's 50 meter backstroke final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, on Thursday, August 6. Michael Sohn/AP
Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals blows a bubble while a play is reviewed in the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, August 5, in Washington. Greg Fiume/Getty Images
A young fan looks through a cutout in a team photo at the DFB Ehrenrunde on Friday, August 7, in Torgau, Germany. Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
Professional diver Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic performs after the men's 27 meter high dive final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, on Wednesday, August 5. Denis Tyrin/AP
A rider competes in the Moto GP World Championship round 10 Race in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Sunday, August 9. Antony Lawrence/AP
Dane Swan of the Magpies marks in front of Dylan Buckley of the Blues as he attempts to spoil during the round 19 Australian Football League match on Saturday, August 8, in Melbourne, Australia. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Huang Shiding, right, from China's Guangdong Province passes the firecracker to his teammates in the first round of the firecracker catching games during the 10th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of China in Ordos on Monday, August 10. Firecracker catching, nicknamed Chinese rugby, is a traditional sport. Xinhua/Sipa USA
Ai Suzuki of Japan reacts during the third round of the Meiji Cup 2015 at the Sapporo Kokusai Country Club on August 9, 2015 in Kitahiroshima, Japan. Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images
Competitors race along William Street during the start of the City2Surf fun run in Sydney on Sunday, August 9. Rick Rycroft/AP
Kurt Zouma of Chelsea smashes into Ricardo Bagadur of Fiorentina during a preseason friendly match between Chelsea and Fiorentina on Wednesday, August 5, in London. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Hamish Hartlett of the Power, left, and Lachie Hunter of the Bulldogs compete for the ball during the round 19 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and Port Adelaide Power on Saturday, August 8, in Melbourne. Michael Dodge/Getty Images
Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds leaps to catch the ball hit by Jason Heyward of the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth inning on Tuesday, August 4, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Andy Lyons//Getty Images
Caitlin Bassett of the Diamonds competes with Casey Kopua of New Zealand during the 2015 Netball World Cup match between Australia and New Zealand on Sunday, August 9, in Sydney. Matt King/Getty Images
A performer rides a flyboard as part of a local cultural and sports festival in Vladivostok, Russia, on Friday, August 7. YURI MALTSEV/Reuters/Landov
France's Mehdy Metella competes in the preliminary heats of the men's 100 meter butterfly swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, on Friday, August 7. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed jumps in an attempt to field the throw to second from the during the first inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, August 4, in Washington. Alex Brandon/AP
David Luiz, right, of Paris Saint-Germain fights for the ball with Lille's Sebastien Corchia during their French Ligue 1 soccer match in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, on Friday, August 7. See 40 amazing sports photos from last week PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/Reuters/Landov