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World sport: 10 photos we liked this week: 13-19 August

A selection of some of the most striking sports photographs taken around the world this week:
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Sydney, Australia, 18 August: New Zealand perform the haka before their Rugby Championship match against Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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Ohio, United States, 13 August: Andy Murray serves to Lucas Pouille during his defeat in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Hakone, Japan, 17 August: Mount Kamiyama seen in the background during the first round of the annual CAT Ladies tournament at Daihakone Country Club. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
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Liverpool, England, 16 August: A Spanish competitor in action during the World Boccia Championships at the city's Exhibition Centre. (Photo by BISFed)
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Concarneau, France, 16 August: Nigeria players sing in the tunnel before their Under-20 Women's World Cup quarter-final against Spain. (Photo by Alex Grimm - Fifa/Fifa via Getty Images)
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San Diego, United States, 13 August: Manuel Margot of the San Diego Padres takes a diving catch against the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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Hamburg, Germany, 16 August: Laura Fuerst of Germany and Kheira Zairi of Algeria battle for the ball during the Women's Wheelchair Basketball World Championships. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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Melbourne, Australia, 18 August: Jockeys race to the finish line in the Quezette Stakes during the Sir John Monash P.B. Lawrence Stakes Day at Melbourne Racing Club. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)
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Tateyama, Japan, 14 August: Swimmers grab a drink in the women's 10km open water race during the the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
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Sydney, Australia, 19 August: Susan Pettitt of the Giants runs through a guard of honour before her final match - the Super Netball preliminary final. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)All photographs are subject to copyright.See some of the best news pictures from the week.
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