Clearing a daring leap
Kent Farrington of the United States makes a dramatic jump on Oct. 27 with his horse, Uceko, during the jumping competition at the Guadalajara Country Club on Day 13 of the XVI Pan American Games
in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Pan Am games are one of the largest sporting events in the world — second only to the Summer Olympic Games — with 42 nations competing. (Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images)
Vaulting through the gymnastics finals
Multiple exposures were combined to produce this image of Mexican gymnast Elsa Garcias competing in the Women's Artistic Gymnastics Vault Finals during Day 13 of the Pan Am Games at the Revolution Sports Complex. The event is held every four years for athletes from the Americas and many of the participants seeking to qualify for the Olympic Games in London. This year's Pan Am Games run through Oct. 30. Next stop: Toronto, Canada, in 2015. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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