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December 18, 2008
by Ryan Hudson
The Boston Globe has something called "The Big Picture" (not to be confused with The Big Picture), a feature that tells "news stories in photographs." But not just photographs -- really amazing, beautiful, captivating, and awe-inspiring large photographs.
They're currently running a three-part series, "2008 in Photographs" (Part I and Part II; Part III comes tomorrow I'm guessing), and it features some pretty unbelievable sports pictures, including this one of Samuel Peter's face being compressed by Vitali Klitschko in their WBC heavyweight fight on Oct. 11, taken by Herbert Knosowski. A few more after the jump.
Left-to-right: Netherlands Antilles' Churandy Martina, Zimbabwe's Brian Dzingai, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, Wallace Spearmon of the US and Britain's Christian Malcolm compete in the men's 200m final at the Bird's Nest National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 20, 2008. Bolt went on to win the event, in a world record time of 19.3 seconds. (Olivier Morin/AFP)
Drummers perform during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium on August 8, 2008 in Beijing. (Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Giovanna Trillini of Italy and Nam Hyunhee of South Korea compete in the semifinals of the women's individual foil fencing event at the Fencing Hall on Day 3 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 11, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)