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Big Shots for November 29, 2011

This week in Big Shots we learn of new uses for rock skis in Austria, try not to think about all that gold body paint on Mr. Hyderabad in India, and giggle when pronouncing "snooker" at the World Snooker Championship in Bangalore. ( 35 photos total)

A course official hops in front of a caddy on the fairway of the 13th hole during the first round of the Australian PGA golf championship in Coolum, Australia on November 24, 2011. (Tertius Pickard/AP)

Brendan Jones hops between rocks as he looks for his ball off the seventh fairway during the third day of the Mission Hills World Cup golf tournament in Haikou, China on November 26, 2011. (Bobby Yip /Reuters) #

Omar Oswaldo "Roxrite" Delgado Macias performs as Sofiane "Soso" Kinzi pauses during the breakdancing world finals at the Circus Nikulin in Moscow November 26, 2011. (Dean Treml/AFP/Getty Images) #

Members of the German team perform during the cheer dance competition at the the Cheerleading World Championships in Hong Kong on November 26, 2011. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images) #

Great Britain's Louise Jukes shoots at goal during the London Handball Cup and London 2012 Olympic test event at the Olympic Park in London on November 25, 2011. (PA/AP) #

LSU's Russell Shepard hops into the end zone for a touchdown as Arkansas' Tevin Mitchel flails impotently during an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La. on November 25, 2011. (Travis Spradling/The Advocate/AP) #

Frank Halai of New Zealand hops away from Osea Kolinisau of Fiji during the Rugby Sevens World Series cup final on Queensland's Gold Coast on November 26, 2011. (Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images) #

Pakistani wrestler Shahid Khoaiwala (left) gets a handful of Indian wrestler Satinder Singh during a very friendly match between Pakistan and India at the Punjab stadium in Lahore on November 21, 2011. Traditional hostilities between the nations have long been played out in cricket, hockey and wrestling -- the three most popular sports of the Asian subcontinent. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images) #

England's Margaret Alphonsi scores a try ahead of New Zealand's Victoria Grant during their rugby match at Twickenham Stadium in London on November 26, 2011. (Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images) #

Baylor's Brittney Griner (left) wrestles with Tennessee's Vicki Baugh for the ball during an NCAA college basketball game on November 27, 2011, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Wade Payne/AP) #

Russia's Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev don't care who's watching during the ice dance short dance at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup in Moscow on November 25, 2011. (Grigory Dukor/Reuters) #

Sho Sasaki of Japan hits a return against Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia during their singles match at the China Open badminton tournament in Shanghai November 25, 2011. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) #

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli bats during the fifth day of the third test cricket match against West Indies in Mumbai on November 26, 2011. (Rajanish Kakade/AP) #

Steven Bowditch plays a bunker shot during the first round of the Australian PGA golf championship in Coolum, Australia on November 24, 2011. (Tertius Pickard/AP) #

The Dallas Stars' Steve Ott celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Los Angeles Kings during overtime of an NHL hockey game on November 23, 2011, in Dallas. (Brandon Wade/AP) #

Britain's Richard Kruse competes in the men's individual foil fencing competition during an Olympic test event in London on November 26, 2011. (Olivia Harris/Reuters) #

Poland's Marcin Nitschke hops up on the table to play a shot during a match against Switzerland's Pascal Camenzind at the International Billiards and Snooker Federation World Snooker Championship in Bangalore, India on November 28, 2011. (Aijaz Rahi/AP) #

China's Ma Long serves a shot to China's Wang Ho during the semi finals of the ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals in London on November 27, 2011. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images) #

Sporting's Stefanus Schaars (right) poses for Edvard Munch near Benfica's Garay Gonzalez during their Portuguese Premier League soccer match at Luz stadium in Lisbon on November 26, 2011. (Marcos Borga/Reuters) #

Sebastian Vettel gets a champagne facial during the podium ceremony of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 27, 2011. (Victor R. Caivano/AP) #

BC Lions' Andrew Harris holds up the Grey Cup with teammates Geory Simon (left) and Solomon Elimimian after they defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL's 99th Grey Cup football game in Vancouver on November 27, 2011. (Richard Lam/Reuters) #

Stanford coach David Shaw hops away from a dousing late in an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in Stanford, Calif. on November 26, 2011. (Paul Sakuma/AP) #

CJ Macias hops a wave as he's towed by fellow surfer Hugo Vau during a tow-in surf competition on November 23 2011 in Nazare, Portugal. (Armando Franca/AP) #

Team Telefonica, skippered by Iker Martinez, finish to win leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa on November 26, 2011. (Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race/AP) #

Norway's Tom Hilde soars during a training round for the World Cup ski jumping event at Ruka ski resort near Kuusamo, Finland on November 25, 2011. (Leonhard Foeger/Reuters) #

Rocks. A freeride skier carves his way down a steep slope of crushed rocks - yes, rocks, for some reason - in Haiming, Austria on November 27, 2011. Did we mention these are rocks?(Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters) #

People on their quad runners race up Oldsmobile Hill at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area during the start of the Thanksgiving weekend in Glamis, California on November 24, 2011. (Gene Blevins/Reuters) #

Runners jog down Main Street during the 75th Manchester Road Race on November 24, 2011, in Manchester, Conn. (LesLloyd F. Alleyne/The Journal Inquirer/AP) #

A bodybuilder preens during the "Mr. Hyderabad" competition in Hyderabad, India on November 27, 2011. (Krishnendu Halder/Reuters) #

Brazil fans cheer their team during their Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup final match against Russia in Dubai on November 26, 2011. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images) #

Ivan Zaytsev of Italy spikes the ball against Cuba during the World Cup Volleyball in Hamamatsu, Japan on November 27, 2011. (Shizuo Kambayashi/AP) #

The Carolina Hurricanes' Alexei Ponikarovsky celebrates a goal during their NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators in Ottawa November 27, 2011. (Blair Gable/Reuters) #

Andalusian horsemen wait before competing during the Sicab International Pre Horse Fair in Seville on November 23, 2011. (Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters) #

Roger Federer holds the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament singles trophy in London on November 27, 2011. He has now won 70 trophies in his career. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images) #

Smoke from flares blankets the pitch as Apoel players react during their Champions League match against Zenit St.Petersburg at Petrovsky stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia on November 23, 2011. (Dmitry Lovetsky/AP) #


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