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Wakeboards, kiteboards, surfboards, and more

This week Big Shots runs on a glacier in Switzerland, joins 33,000 people practicing tai ji quan in Beijing, and pitches horseshoes in Springfield, Illinois. And just to mention a few of the other images here, you'll also find wake boarding championships in Colgne, silly homemade aircraft in Moscow, and horse racing in Palestine. And coming soon I'll bring you a look at The Ashes, cricket's colorful rivalry between England and Australia. ( 27 photos total)

A surfer makes his way across the rocks during the Relentless Boardmasters surfing festival August 5 in Newquay, England. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos rookie Seth Olson is doused with water by Ben Hamilton after Olson took part in a drill to recover the football in the mud during training camp in Englewood, Colo. August 5. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) #

A wakeboarder practices for the German Wakeboard Chamionships in Cologne, Germany August 7. (CLEMENS BILAN/AFP/Getty Images) #

The White Loving Dragonfly team performs during the Flugtag on the outskirts of Moscow August 9. Enthusiasts competed to fly the longest distance in self-made aircraft. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin) #

The Toronto Blue Jays' Alex Rios leaps in vain for a home run by New York Yankees' Johnny Damon during the eighth inning of a MLB baseball game in Toronto August 4. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young) #

Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits the wall after catching a long fly ball hit by Garret Anderson of the Atlanta Braves August 9 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) #

Konstantin Sokolenko of Kazakhstan soars through the air during the Ski Jumping Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix in Hinterzarten August 8. (REUTERS/Johannes Eisele) #

America's Cup defender Alinghi is airlifted August 7 near Aosta after crossing the Alps from Lake Geneva in landlocked Switzerland to the Mediterranean Sea, dangling beneath the world's biggest helicopter. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) #

Competitors race on San Francisco Bay near the Golden Gate Bridge during the World Championship of Kiteboard Course Racing in San Francisco, Calif. August 7. (REUTERS/Robert Galbraith) #

People play volleyball on a beach in Pinheiro da Cruz, Portugal August 8. (REUTERS/Nacho Doce) #

Competitors run on the Tsanfleuron glacier during the Glacier 3000 run in Gstaad, Switzerland August 8. (AP Photo/Keystone, Peter Klaunzer) #

Participants in the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America's annual world championship fill the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill. July 27. (AP Photo/The State Journal-Register/T.J. Salsman) #

33,996 people take part in an attempt to break the world record for people practicing tai qi quan outside the National Olympic Stadium August 8 in Beijing. (Feng Li/Getty Images) #

The Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby lifts the Stanley Cup while standing on the turret of a Canadian army vehicle as he departs CFB Halifax, Nova Scotia August 7. Crosby had chosen his 22nd birthday as his tour day for the Stanley Cup. (REUTERS/Paul Darrow) #

Dean Muhtadi (center) of the Green Bay Packers rides a bicycle to practice at summer training camp August 3 at Ray Nitschke Field in Green Bay. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) #

NASCAR driver Ron Fellows waits for adjustments to his car, as seen through the steering wheel, during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen auto race in Watkins Glen, N.Y. August 7. (AP Photo/ David Duprey) #

Marvin Nolte ties a fly in his basement workshop in Bar Nunn, Wyo. August 5. Nolte is world famous for his fly tying. (AP Photo/Matt Young) #

Maria Sharapova serves against Urszula Radwanska during their match at the LA Women's Tennis Championships in Carson, Calif. August 7. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok) #

Liverpool's Jossi Benayoun (right) vies with Athletico Madrid's Johnny Heitinga during their friendly football match at Anfield in Liverpool August 8. (ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images) #

South Africa's Victor Matfield (right) tackles Australia Will Genia during their Tri Nations rugby match in Cape Town, South Africa August 8. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam) #

Palestinians ride their horses during a race in the West Bank village of Turmosayeah August 7. (REUTERS/Fadi Arouri) #

A fighting bull pushes a man inside a drum during the traditional Corralejas festival in Sabaneta, Columbia August 9. (REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera) #

Arizona Diamondbacks manager A. J. Hinch (right) argues with umpire Jerry Crawford after being ejected for arguing a play against the Washington Nationals during the eighth inning of a MLB baseball game August 7 in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) #

Nicholas Thompson hits out of the brush on the 17th hole during the first round of the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open August 6 at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) #

Lazio's players Pasquale Foggia (left) and Mauro Matias Zarate walk off after throwing their shorts to fans as they celebrate their win against Inter Milan in the Italian Super Cup match at the National Stadium in Beijing August 8. (LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images) #

An Espanyol fan lights candles forming the number 21 in memory of the team's late captain Daniel Jarque in Florencia August 9. Jarque died of heart failure Saturday on the eve of the Spanish soccer team's exhibition against Bologna. He was 26. (AP Photo/David Ramos) #

South Korean alpinist Oh Eun Sun pauses on top of Gasherbrum-I on the Pakistan-China border as she becomes the first woman to climb 13 of the 14 Himalaya summits August 3. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images) #


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I'm so glad to see finally the NHPAA getting the recognition it deserves! ;)

Posted by sc August 11, 09 11:27 AM
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It is always a pleasure to view big sports pictures. Thank you.

Posted by Frank August 11, 09 11:29 PM
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Image 20: This is Heinrich Brussow, not Victor Matfield.

Posted by Gareth August 12, 09 07:00 AM
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Great pics...amazing!!!

Posted by Sebastian Sascau August 12, 09 07:19 AM
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Great photos! Congrats.!
Love the first one!

Posted by Servando August 12, 09 08:06 AM
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Love the # 27

Posted by balaji August 13, 09 12:32 AM
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