A selection of the best sports photos from the past week with West Ham and England striker Andy Carroll suffering an injury that made everyone wince, while other sports stars were celebrating and being part of truly spectacular scenes.
AGONY - Carroll turns away in real pain after suffering the finger injury and slowly makes his way over to the touchline to receive treatment.
ONE, TWO, THREE... The West Ham physio treats Carroll on the touchline with his team-mates and manager Sam Allardyce watching on as the finger is forced back into place.
SPECTACULAR - Spectators (bottom) watch hundreds of skiers descending down from the slope while holding lit torches in the town of Zheleznogorsk, some 50km (31 miles) northeast of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
WHOA! - NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Ryan Newman (31), Austin Dillon (3), Cole Whitt (26), Parker Kligerman (30), Terry Labonte (32) wreck during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
CAREFUL NOW - Palestinian youths practice their parkour skills in Jerusalem's Old City.
CREEPY - Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) adjusts his mask before a game against the Orlando Magic at American Airlines Arena.
LOUD NOISES - Atletico Madrid's second coach German Burgos (C) argues with referee Carlos Delgado Ferreiro (L) during their La Liga match against Real Madrid at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madri.
JUBILANT - Pakistan's Umar Akmal celebrates after scoring a century against Afghanistan during their Asia Cup 2014 one-day international (ODI) cricket match in Fatullah.
JOYOUS - Sarah Hammer of the U.S. celebrates after winning in the Women's Omnium at the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in California.
HUGGY TIME - Ludogorets coach Stoicho Stoev (centre L) celebrates with team members and players after defeating Lazio in their Europa League match at Vasil Levski stadium in Sofia.
KUNG FU CRAZY - Barcelona's Dani Alves (R) fights for the ball against Almeria's goalkeeper Esteban Suarez during their La Liga match at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.
TRIAL BEGINS - Oscar Pistorius arrives in court ahead of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Pistorius arrived for the start of his murder trial, opening a decisive chapter in the story of the rise and fall of one of the world's best-known athletes.
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