The Associated Press
  • Gareth Bale took first place in the global soccer poll after scoring his first hat trick for Real Madrid.

    Real Madrid's Gareth Bale from Britain celebrates his hat-trick during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 03, 2013, 6:18 PM EST
  • Polluted water surrounds the site of the Olympic Park as it is built in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Nearly 70 percent of the city’s sewage goes untreated, meaning runoff from Rio’s many slums and poor neighborhoods drain into waters soon to host many of the world’s best athletes during the 2016 Summer Games.

    In the neon green waters around the site of the future Olympic Park, the average fecal pollution rate is 78 times that of the Brazilian government's "satisfactory" limit.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 20, 2013, 11:58 AM EST
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Malek Jaziri of Tunisia returns a shot during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2012 in London, England.

    Tunisia's tennis federation ordered the country's top player, Malek Jaziri, to withdraw from a match against an Israeli at a tournament in Uzbekistan.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 11, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT