- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Here’s a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

This week’s images include players from Australia and the Czech Republic at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.; a bullfighter painstakingly aiming his sword in Madrid, Spain; and synchronized swimmers performing at a championship meet in Berlin.

This gallery contains photos published Aug. 13-17.

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This gallery was curated by photo editor Alyssa Goodman in New York.