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Sports photos of the week for January 26, 2010

This week Big Shots travels to Dresden for the ISU European Short Track Speed Skating Championships, keeps our eyes on the birdie during the Malaysia Open Badminton Super Series in Kuala Lumpur, and burns a cricket league chairman in effigy in Karachi. It's never dull around here. I'm also gathering images for two special posts I'll share with you soon, The Australian Open tennis championships and the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament in Angola. ( 27 photos total)

Christopher Sutton of Team Sky receives a kisses on the podium after winning stage six, the final stage of the Tour Down Under cycling race in Adelaide January 24. (Mark Gunter/AFP/Getty Images)

A spectator watches the World Cup slalom in Kitzbuehel January 24. (DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images) #

A swimmer competes in the World Winter Swimming Championships at Lake Bled, Slovenia January 22. More than 700 participants from 19 countries competed. (REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic) #

Colombian wrestler El Duque del Infierno holds a mask as his rival Tony Camura lies in the ring during a tribute to the oldest Colombian wrestler, El Tigre Colombiano, in Bogota January 23. (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez) #

Lee Chong Wei jumps to smash against Nguyen Tien Minh during their singles semifinal match of the Malaysia Open Badminton Super Series in Kuala Lumpur January 23. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin) #

Skaters make a turn during the 500m qualification race at the ISU Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dresden January 23. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) #

Lacy Schnoor of the US crashes during the Freestyle World Cup aerials competition at the Olympic Jumping Complex January 22 in Lake Placid, NY. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) #

Shaun White drops into the halfpipe during the US Snowboarding Grand Prix January 23 in Park City, Utah. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) #

Mirai Nagasu skates the free program en route to winning the silver medal at the US Figure Skating Championships at Spokane Arena January 23 in Spokane. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) #

Trevor Ariza of the Houston Rockets falls while reaching for the ball against Richard Jefferson of the San Antonio Spurs during an NBA basketball game at AT&T Center January 22 in San Antonio. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) #

The ball beats Aston Villa's keeper Brad Guzan as Brighton's Tommy Elphick (not pictured) scores during their FA Cup fourth round football match at Villa Park in Birmingham, England January 23. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images) #

The Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara falls in front of the Columbus Blue Jackets' goal during an NHL hockey game at the TD Garden in Boston January 21. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) #

Toulouse's Yann David (center) breaks a tackle during the Heineken Cup rugby match against Sale Sharks at Edgeley park in Stockport, England January 24. (ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images) #

Georgia's Ashely Houts (top) gives up the ball to Mississippi's Bianca Thomas in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Athens, Ga. January 24. (AP Photo/Kelly Lambert) #

Skaters make a turn during the 500m finals at the ISU Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dresden January 23. (NORBERT MILLAUER/AFP/Getty Images) #

Schalke's Marcelo Bordon (right) and Bochum's Zlatko Dedic challenge for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Bochum and FC Schalke 04 in Bochum, Germany January 23. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) #

The Toronto Raptors' Jarrett Jack (right) celebrates with Chris Bosh and Sonny Weems (left) after the Raptors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game in Toronto January 24. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn) #

New Orleans Saints fans celebrate on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans after the Saints defeated the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC conference championship football game January 24. The Saints will play in the Super Bowl for the first time in team history. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) #

Supporters of Shabab-e-Milli, a youth wing of Jamaat-e-Islami party, shout slogans and burn an effigy of Lalit Modi, the chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL), in Karachi January 22. India and Pakistan are trading diplomatic barbs over cricket in the latest setback to efforts to improve relations. An auction of players at the IPL, the world's richest cricket tournament, ended with no bids for 11 Pakistanis this week amid fears Indian teams could have visa problems for the Pakistani cricketers. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro) #

Groundskeepers drive through the flooded cart path along the 18th fairway January 21 at La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, Calif. during a rain delay at the Bob Hope Classic PGA golf tournament. (AP Photo/Matt York) #

Paddlers negotiate a rapid during the Dusi Canoe Marathon in the Valley of a Thousand Hills January 22 between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. (REUTERS/Rogan Ward) #

Bikini-clad golf fans applaud as the final competitors arrive at the 18th green during the Mitsubishi Electric Championship golf tournament January 23 at Kaupulehu-Kona, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Chris Stewart) #

A woman in a polar bear costume waves a Finnish flag to support her team in the World Winter Swimming Championships at Lake Bled, Slovenia January 22. (REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic) #

Hungary's coachman Jozsef Dobrovitz steers his coach during the FEI World Cup four-horse-coaches driving final in Leipzig, Germany January 24. (AP Photo/dapd/Eckehard Schulz) #

Miguel Lopez rides Bailey (center) on their way to win a White Turf horse race on frozen Lake Obersee in Arosa, Switzerland January 24. (AP Photo/Keystone/Arno Balzarini) #

Competitors race during the 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup in Anterselva, Italy January 24. (REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi) #

Connecticut's Lorin Dixon (left) and Jacquie Fernandes play the card game Rummy while on a train to Philadelphia January 22 for their NCAA college women's basketball game against Villanova. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) #



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Some very cool pictures here. I love the bright colors and contrasts in several of the pics.

Posted by RAD January 26, 10 05:49 PM
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Always great pictures. Is there any chance you can do an Australian Open 2010 series, or even just a Tennis picture series- there are always some great faces, and funny shots. Love all your pictures!

Posted by K January 27, 10 08:34 PM
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@K

I will absolutely post an Australian Open entry. I'm preparing it right now, in fact. Any suggestions for individual topics are always welcome!

Posted by Lane Turner, Big Shots editor January 28, 10 02:17 PM
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Cannot wait!

Posted by K January 29, 10 12:28 AM
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