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Clown stretches his cheeks

Clown Garry Stretch helps launch the new attraction for Disneyland Paris - The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

The Swiss women’s synchronised swimming team compete at the European Championships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands

The Swiss women's synchronised swimming team compete at the European Championships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Damon Hayler of Australia, Pierre Vaultier of France, Paul-Henri Delerue of France, and Simon Bonenfant of Canada fly through the air during the boarder cross event at the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Chiesa Valmalenco, Italy.

Snowboarders fly through the air during the boarder cross event at the FIS World Cup in Chiesa Valmalenco, Italy.

Participants climb to a high pass during a ski-climbing race

It is a long way to the top of the Grande Combe pass for participants in a ski-climbing race in the French Alps

Iraqi policewomen

Some of the 75 Iraqi policewomen who graduated from a military base in Karbala, show off their weapon-handling skills.

Iraqi girls playing football

A crowd looks on as Iraqi girls play football, part of a female youth tournament in Sadr City, Baghdad

A man walks next to a wall with the names of fallen soldiers in Jerusalem

A man walks past a memorial in Jerusalem for fallen soldiers whose place of burial is unknown.

Orthodox Jews pray during a memorial service at the Mercaz Harav seminary

Orthodox Jews pray during a memorial service at the Mercaz Harav seminary in Jerusalem, where eight students were shot dead by a Palestinian gunman last week.

Clerics leave the 16th Century shrine of Hazarat-e Masumeh (the Pure Saint) in the Iranian city of Qom

Clerics leave the 16th Century shrine of Hazarat-e Masumeh (the Pure Saint) in the Iranian city of Qom, a major Shia pilgrimage and theology centre.

Billy Crystal watches a baseball he has hit whilst batting for the team during an exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Legends Field in Tampa, Florida

Lifelong New York Yankees fan and actor Billy Crystal watches a baseball he has hit whilst batting for the team during an exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Florida.





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