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Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

A pole vault competition at a shopping mall, Wladimir Klitschko's victorious gesture and flares amid flags at a soccer match in Serbia all feature in this week's images.

This gallery contains photos published April 23-27.

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This gallery was curated by photo editor Alyssa Goodman in New York.