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Grand Pardubice Steeplechase: the world’s toughest horse race – a photo essay

Photographer Tom Jenkins travelled to Pardubice in the Czech Republic to document the 128th Velka Pardubicka Steeplechase (the Czech Grand National) – the world’s oldest and most difficult cross-country horse raceThe 128th Velka Pardubicka Steeplechase…

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Non-League Day: devotion, loyalty and commitment – in pictures

Since its inception in 2010, Non-League Day has become an annual institution where fans of Premier League and Championship sides are encouraged to experience football at a level they may be otherwise unfamiliar with. For the past 15 years freelance pho…

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Tom Jenkins’ best shots of the 2018 Ryder Cup – in pictures

Our photographer was at Le Golf National to see Europe regain the Ryder Cup, their fourth triumph in the last five competitions. Here is a selection of his best shots Continue reading…

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Golf fans in their finery at Ryder Cup 2018 – in pictures

For some fans the Ryder Cup hasn’t just been about winning. It’s also about raiding your wardrobe, or the fancy dress shop Continue reading…

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Memory Lane: the 1965 and 1973 Ryder Cups – in pictures

With the 2018 Ryder Cup almost upon us, we take a look back to the 1965 and 1973 competitions when renowned sports photographer Gerry Cranham visited Royal Birkdale and Muirfield Continue reading…

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Larry Fink’s black and white boxing photography – in pictures

In examining the tough and unsentimental subculture of boxing, Larry Fink’s photographs capture everything from rowdy rings to overheated locker rooms and all of the characters that inhabit them. His work is currently on show at the Philadelphia Museum…

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One season at the Emirates: a fan’s eye view – in pictures

Documentary photographer, and Arsenal fan of 3o years standing, Luka Marchant had always wanted to do a project on football fans and after having an inkling that the 2017/18 season might be Arsène Wenger’s last in charge of the Gunners, decided to star…

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Le Mow: the 12-hour lawnmower race – in pictures

Teams compete all night in an endurance race in West Sussex in the cheapest form of motorsport Continue reading…

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Tour de France: the best images from the 2018 race

As this year’s Tour reaches its climax in Paris, after 20 stages of racing resulting in Geraint Thomas set to secure an historic victory, we bring you some of our favourite images from three weeks of two-wheel actionHow Geraint Thomas sealed his histor…

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Fun and frivolity watching the Tour de France – in pictures

By the time the Tour de France finishes in Paris on 29 July, millions of fans will have lined the 2,000-mile route. From the Vendée plains to Alpine summits, spectators will be cheering the world’s best road cyclists Continue reading…

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The 30 best photos of the 2018 World Cup – in pictures

Our picture editor, Jonny Weeks, chooses his favourite images from Russia, including some of the more unusual shots that may not have made the papersThe World Cup colour chart – a photographic journey Continue reading…

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The World Cup colour chart – a photographic journey

Looking back at the highs and lows of Russia 2018 via a rainbow of imagery, from Gareth Southgate to France lifting the trophy Continue reading…

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The weird and wonderful side of World Cup 2018 – in pictures

A roundup of some of the odder photographs from Russia and beyond, featuring Neymar, human hair, animals and watermelons Continue reading…

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Belgium beat England in World Cup third-place playoff – in pictures

As England’s World Cup adventure comes to an end, we bring you the best images from St Petersburg where Belgium battled Gareth Southgate’s side for third place Continue reading…

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The roads to Moscow – a World Cup photo essay

Russian photographer Evgeny Feldman has spent the last five weeks documenting his homeland as people have visited from all over the globe for the World Cup. As well as photographing the daily life of towns and cities during the tournament, he was also …

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Observer archive – Jürgen Klinsmann: 8 July 1990

Photographer Mike King covered the World Cup in Italy for the Observer. In the Final between West Germany and Argentina, King captured the German striker in full flight.That depressing, often squalid hour and a half in the Olympic Stadium was calculate…

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Michael Regan’s favourite World Cup snaps – in pictures

A selection of images created by the Getty Images photographer who’s in Russia shooting his fourth World CupMichael Regan on what it’s like to photograph a World Cup Continue reading…

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What’s it like to photograph a World Cup?

Getty Images’ veteran photographer Michael Regan talks about his favourite photos and going behind the scenesMore than 1.5 million images will be taken by photographers working for Getty Images, the photo agency, at this summer’s World Cup – and that’s…

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Hair we go: the best World Cup haircuts – in pictures

With billions watching, the World Cup is an ideal chance for everyone in Russia – and their barbers – to show off their style and creativity Continue reading…

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The World Cup 2018 stadiums – in pictures

Some pushed it down to the wire, but all 12 stadiums have been completed in time for the World Cup in Russia. From Moscow’s grand Luzhniki Stadium, which hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics, to the worrisomely late Samara Arena, these are the cathedrals fo…