ELBOWED: Meagan Duhamel hit Eric Radford with her elbow as the Canadian pair performed at the ISU Figure Skating World Championships in Moscow [on April 27, 2011]. (Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press)
ON DASHER, ON DANCER: Reindeer pulled their jockeys in the Reindeer Cup Championship Drive [on April 20, 2011] in Inari, Finland. Every autumn, the nation’s reindeer cooperatives send some of the animals to slaughter, save others for breeding and send the rest to be trained as work reindeer. In the spring, they compete. (Kimmo Brandt/European Pressphoto Agency)
And in [belated] honor of Cinco de Mayo:
LUCHA LIBRE: A wrestler performed at the unveiling of the Pan American Games countdown clock in Guadalajara, Mexico, [on October 14, 2010]. The Games will be held in Guadalajara in October 2011. (Alejandro Acosta/Reuters)
A rebel fighter celebrates as his comrades fire a rocket barrage toward the positions of troops loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi on April 14, 2011 west of Ajdabiyah, Libya.
SURREAL: A 15-meter (49-foot) head was fixed on a torso with cranes and integrated into a floating stage on Lake Constance near Bregenz, Austria, [on March 24, 2011]. It is part of the stage setting for the opera ‘Andre Chenier’ by Italian composer Umberto Giordano, which will premiere in July. (Felix Kaestle/Associated Press)
[I already provided one pic of this big drill, but couldn’t resist another.]
MAN AGAINST THE MACHINE: A miner climbed on excavated rocks after a giant drill machine broke through a section of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland [on March 23, 2011]. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. (Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)