The Week in Pictures
Welcome to the first gallery of our new feature in 2013 - the Week in Pictures.
Every Monday we'll wrap up the sporting week with some fantastic pictures from the best sports events around the world, giving you a visual summary of the major talking points and crucial encounters.
Plenty to see in this first edition, with Lionel Messi, the Dakar Rally, Louis Oosthuizen, the Proteas and Robin van Persie all to the fore, so click on the link below and enjoy the feast of images.
The Week in Pictures - January 7-13 .