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Big Shots for February 25, 2011

Increased work duties, and then a bad case of the flu, have kept me from posting to this blog. In that time I've missed a lot. The Australian Open tennis tournament, the Super Bowl, and the NBA All-Star game all passed without mention here, just to name a few important events. And now a vacation will keep me from posting here for the next two weeks. I hope to return to regular posts the week of March 14. Collected here are pictures I've managed to save from the last month. ( 31 photos total)

Alexandre Bilodeau of Canada goes over a jump during a training session for the moguls for the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships at Deer Valley Resort February 1 in Park City, Utah. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Piha women's surf boat crew is hit by a big wave during a warm up run at the Surf Lifesaving Big Wave Classic held at Auckland's Piha Beach. (AP/New Zealand Herald/Dean Purcell) #

A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, India January 16. The annual bull-taming festival is celebrated as part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal. (REUTERS/Babu) #

Franco Moro, pulled by Bergonzi, (left) competes during the Skikjoering Grand Prix race on the frozen Lake of St. Moritz during the first weekend of White Turf races February 13. (AP/Keystone/Arno Balzarini) #

A man rides his ox cart during a race to mark the Thabhotwe lunar month festival at a village near Naypyitaw February 12. (REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun) #

Riders compete during the omnium qualifying at the fourth round of the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics at the Manchester Velodrome in Manchester, England February 18. (ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images) #

People fight in the snow during the snow bath at the Quebec's winter carnival in Quebec City February 12. (REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger) #

Team Complexe La Capitale (left) skipped by Louis Barrette (rear) pulls ahead of team Yves Germain Renovation during the ice canoe races on the St. Lawrence River as part of Quebec's winter carnival February 6 in Quebec City. (AP/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot) #

An ice fisherman sits through a snowfall on the Neva River in central St. Petersburg January 18. (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk) #

Teams compete during the second New England Pond Hockey Classic on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire February 4, where 14 rinks where cleared on the lake surface. (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff) #

Scott Reignier of The Dogs, a Newburyport, Mass. team, warmed up by the fire after a long day's play in the New England Pond Hockey Classic on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire February 14. (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff) #

Australia's ACT Brumbies Julian Salvi (center) of Australia's ACT Brumbies looks up after a tackle during his super rugby union match against New Zealand Waikato Chiefs in Canberra February 19. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz) #

Andrej Sporn of Slovenia crashes in the finish area after skiing the downhill during the Alpine FIS Ski World Championships on the Kandahar course February 12 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images) #

The Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Calvert gets airborne as he scores an unassisted goal past Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during the first period of their NHL hockey game February 18 in Chicago. (AP/Charles Rex Arbogast) #

Michael Gilday (left) of Canada and Ho-Suk Lee of Korea fall during the 5000m relay final during the ISU World Cup short track speed skating final event in Dresden, Germany February 20. (ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images) #

Russia's Vadim Selyukin (left) fights for the puck with Sweden's Niklas Ingvarsson during their sledge hockey match at the Paralympic Winter World Cup in Solleftea February 15. (JESSICA GOW/AFP/Getty Images) #

Ecuador's Marlon De Jesus (left) fights for the ball with Chile's Mirco Opazo during their Conmebol U-20 championship soccer match in Arequipa, Peru February 12. (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares) #

Danny Care of England dives over to score his team's sixth try during the Six Nations Championship match against Italy at Twickenham Stadium February 12 in London. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) #

A rider participates in the 9th version of the Valparaiso urban downhill race in Chile February 20. (CLAUDIO SANTANA/AFP/Getty Images) #

Filipino Rodolfo Rivera, 65, runs to hit a recycled tennis ball using a homemade wooden racket strapped to his hands during a game of handball in Manila January 23. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) #

Two men participate in a traditional wrestling competition in Ajegunle neighbourhood in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 23. (REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye) #

Colombia's Pedro Franco (left) and Argentina's Michael Hoyos jump to head the ball during their Under-20 South American championship at the UNSA Stadium in Arequipa, Peru. (CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images) #

Michigan's Carmen Reynolds (left) and Michigan State's Cetera Washington reach for a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game February 13 in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis) #

Alain Robert climbs the 450 foot high Hang Seng Bank headquarters in Hong Kong's financial Central district January 26. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #

Japan's Shohei Tochimoto competes during the FIS World Cup ski flying competition in Vikersund, Norway February 13. (DANIEL SANNUM-LAUTEN/AFP/Getty Images) #

David Ferrer eyes the ball against Rafael Nadal in their quarter-final singles match of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 26. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images) #

Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Western Conference goes up for a shot in the 2011 NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center February 20 in Los Angeles. (Lucy Nicholson/Pool/Getty Images) #

Kasey Kahne prepares to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway February 18 in Daytona Beach. (Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR) #

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright looks through a hole in a fence with pitcher Jaime Garcia during spring training baseball February 14 in Jupiter, Fla. (AP/Jeff Roberson) #

The Boston Celtics' Ray Allen reacts to a foul called on him against the New Jersey Nets at the TD Garden in Boston February 16. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) #

Young boys play soccer in the street of the Tunis souk January 21. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) #



great to have Big Shots back!

Posted by Chris February 28, 11 07:27 AM

Good to see a new Big Shots. Great selections as usual. Your work is appreciated!

Posted by Mark March 1, 11 01:00 AM
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