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In a fitting scene, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera ? who has said goodbye to cities, teams, and players all season on his pre-retirement farewell tour ? waves from the cockpit of a Delta Airlines special 757 Aircraft dedicated to him at JFK Airport on July 12.
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Despite having allowed only three home runs in over 38 innings in 2013, Yankees All-Star David Robertson is probably glad he's not pitching to the players hitting in the 2013 Home Run Derby at Citi Field. Instead, he took on an easier task -- starting the wave.
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Yulia Gavrilova (left) of Russia against Olga Kharlan of Ukraine in the final of the women's team sabre competition in Zagreb, Croatia -- as they might have been envisioned by the late Owsley Stanley.
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The former tennis great as sharp as ever during the Rally Against Cancer charity match at Queens Club in London.
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The U.S. Open-winning golfer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after joining the cast of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" as a guest in New York.
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The alpine ski racer is hoping to qualify for the Australian Olympic Team in multiple downhill events for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.
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At Legends Football League media day in Perth. May the Cleveland Browns look as good this season.
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Indian farmers compete in a bull race at a paddy field in Altekhali village in the belief that racing before plowing their fields will bring good rain and a better harvest.
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The model as Kitana from "Mortal Kombat" with adult film stars Tera Patrick (Hello Punisher) and Nina Mercedez (Wonder Woman) during the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con at the South Point Hotel & Casino.
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The <italics>Twilight</italics> actress at the Oakley Bali Pro/Learn to Surf event in Benoa, Bali, Indonesia.
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David Colturi of the USA dives from the 28-meter platform on the roof of the Copenhagen Opera House during a practice session.
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The Blackhawks defenseman and his teammates will be spending the summer with the Stanley Cup.
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With fans in Shanghai, China.
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The Wimbledon women's singles champion in London.
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Brooklyn was hit hard hard by Superstorm Sandy, as you can see, but parade organizers, whose offices were flooded, were able to raise $100,000 on Kickstarter to fund the parade, which has been held each year since 1983. The spectacle features participants dressed as sea creatures such as this one that washed up on shore and pays homage to the former tradition of the Coney Island Mardi Gras that ran annually in the early fall from 1903 to 1954.
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How to live the high life at Daytona during the summer Sprint Cup race.
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Star Wars storm troopers land during the Epic Lightsaber Relay to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation at Skywalker Ranch in San Francisco.
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In Zhengzhou; Peter Puszer (left) and Alexander Lysenko compete.
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(Left to right) Megan Smyth, Jenni Drey and Michelle Davies on day nine at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon in London.
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Star Wars characters take in a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cincinnati Reds at Chase Field in Phoenix.
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Blel Kadri rides with somewhat exuberant fans on the French Mediterranean Island of Corsica during the 100th pedaling of the famed cycling race.
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Surfer Bishan Rajapakse was knocked unconscious by this gentle sea creature when it suddenly turned and raised its tail off Bondi Beach, Australia.
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Brazilian soccer fans watching the opening Confederations Cup match on a large screen, enthusiastically celebrate their team's first goal against Japan.
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