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Rival teams the Up'ards and Down'ards battle for the ball in the annual Shrove Tuesday "no-rules" soccer match. First played in the 17th century between teams from opposite ends of the Derbyshire town, hundreds of participants aim to get a ball into one of two goals that are positioned three miles apart at either end of town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images Europe

Team members take to the trees to give their team and edige during the the annual Shrove Tuesday "no-rules" soccer match between the Up'ards and the Down'ards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images Europe

A snowboarder catches some air during a training session at the Snowboarding World Cup Test Event in Rosa Khutor near Sochi, site of the next winter Olympics.


Anti-riot police hold shields spattered by eggs and paint thrown by Goodyear Tire & Rubber plant workers upset over plans being considered to close the factory.


Red lanterns hang over a frozen lake at the Old Summer Palace on the third day of a fair marking the Lunar New Year.


In a photo made with a long exposure and flash, a model is prepared backstage for the Betsey Johnson fall collection show at New York Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Minchillo / Associated Press

Sasha, a Tibetan Mastiff, is groomed before judging at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York.


President Obama watches as retired Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha bends over to hug MacAidan Gallegos, the son of Romesha's former comrade, Sgt. Justin Gallegos, following Romesha's medal of honor ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Justin Gallegos was one of eight who died as Romeshan fought back an intense daylong barrage by enemy Taliban fighters in Afghanistan in 2009.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press

The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous patrols near the cruise ship Carnival Triumph adrift in the Gulf of Mexico. The Carnival Triumph lost propulsion power after an engine room fire on Sunday. The cruise ship packed with 4,200 travelers was waiting to be towed to the port of Mobile, Ala. There were no injuries reported.


Firefighters spray water on the former Camillus Cutlery building, which caught fire during demolition work inside. No one was injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Greenlar / Post-Standard

Ellen Chmiel sits on the steps of her heavily damaged home a day after a tornado ripped through town. Hundreds of homes were destroyed and more than 60 people were injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gardner / Getty Images North America

Charlie Ramp salvages guns from his shattered home a day after it was struck by a tornado.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chuck Cook / Associated Press

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