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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY GERO BRELOER/AFP Snap JudgmentsFrance's Mehdi Baala is shutterbugged after collapsing in exhaustion--and joy--upon hearing that the judges had declared him the photo-finish winner of the 1,500-meter final at the European track and field championships in Munich last Thursday.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK I'll Take Manhattan Beach All the world's a sandbox in this shot of a men's semifinal match at the Manhattan Beach (Calif.) Open last Saturday (page 46).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN BIEVER Bullpen Pals Braves closer John Smoltz (far right) chills out with fellow reliever Tim Spooneybarger and bullpen catcher Mark Mortimer during Atlanta's 13-inning, 6-5 win in Houston on Friday in which Smoltz earned his 41st save of the season (page 50).