The best sports photos from the month of November

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Thou shalt not pass

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (left) tries to take the basketball past Avery Bradley (right), but the Detroit Pistons Guard is having nothing of it.

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Joy unconfined

Boxer Jono Carroll celebrates winning the IBF Intercontinental Super-Featherweight Championship in Belfast.

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Game Of two halves

A young woman has the colors of both Germany and France painted on her face for the football friendly between the two nations in Cologne. She will have been pleased at the fact that the game ended in a 2-2 draw.

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Crowning glory

Formula One drivers' champion Lewis Hamilton is fully focused before the last race of the season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. On his helmet is a reminder in case anybody may have missed the fact that he had already wrapped up the title.

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Life through a lens

"Smile!" says Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald having borrowed a camera from a photographer after his team's NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Flying Englishman

England rugby player Danny Care only needed to plant the ball over the try line but instead decided to do it in style during their match with Australia.

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Jumping For Joy

Zlatan Ibrahimovic prepares to come on for Manchester United in the Champions League. In coming on as a substitute against Basel he set a new record - he has now played for seven different teams in Europe's top club competition.

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Hold me close!

England rugby players Ellie Kildunne and Jess Breach had plenty to celebrate as the Red Roses destroyed Canada 69-19 in a match played at Twickenham in London.

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Thou shalt not pass Part 2

Alexander Petersson of the Rhein-Neckar Lions tries with all his might to stop HC Vadar Skopje's Stojanche Stoilov in their Handball Champions League clash. The erstwhile stalemate was symptomatic of the match, which ended in a 21-21 draw.

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Is this seat free?

A sumo bout between Hakuho (left) and Yoshikaze (right) leads to both wrestlers tumbling out of the ring, but Hakuho seems much the happier.

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Twinkle toes

In a refugee camp in Bangladesh, young Rohingya play Chinlone, a type of football tennis with dance elements.

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Water colors

Cambodian participants row their dragon boats during the Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh.

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