PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Judeley Hans Debel runs as fast as his prosthetic leg can take him when he arrives at a Haitian equestrian center. A riding session with his favorite horse is the highlight of his week.
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The Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.
After losing part of her left foot in a snare in Thailand, baby elephant ‘Clear Sky’ is now learning to walk again — in water. The six-month-old is the first elephant to receive hydrotherapy at an animal hospital in Chonburi province, a few hours from Bangkok. The goal is to strengthen the withered muscles in her front leg, which was wounded three months ago in an animal trap laid by villagers to protect their crops.
Skiers competed in the third stage of the 65th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria on Jan. 3. The four World Cup events that make up the tournament take place at Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen.
Surfers hit the waves on the island of Oahu in Hawaii following competition in the Billabong Pipe Masters on Dec. 25. Christmas Day at the pipeline was the best day of the winter season so far, with the world’s best surfers catching waves and dominating the pack.
A week-long celebration honors Saint Thomas, the patron saint of Chichicastenango, Guatemala, and culminates on Dec. 21. The Feast of Saint Thomas draws international tourists with its colorful pageantry, but at its heart is a religious celebration melding Catholic and indigenous traditions.
Hundreds of grey seals use a beach on the North Sea island of Heligoland, Germany to give birth to their pups, usually between the months of November and January. The pups, after three weeks of nursing, are then left to fend for themselves. This year has seen a record number of new pups, with 320 births recorded up to December 14.