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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY DOUG PENSINGER/ALLSPORT Elysees Can You See A triumphant Lance Armstrong (center, yellow jersey) and the other riders in the Tour de France bike down Paris's Champs-Elysees in the race's final stage on Sunday.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY Poles Apart Stacy Dragila, who set a women's pole vault record at the Olympic track and field trials (page 62), comes back down to earth after an earlier vault.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN W. MCDONOUGH Q Ball Angels rightfielder Orlando Palmeiro has to play a bank shot after a drive by the Padres' Ruben Rivera caroms off the wall at Qualcomm Stadium for an inside-the-park home run.