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The sporting week in pictures including Lewis Hamilton, Lionel Messi and Jofra Archer

We pick out some of the key images of the last seven days taken from the likes of Sepak Takraw in the Southeast Asian Games, the Kabaddi World Cup and Formula One's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The Formula One season reached its finale last weekend with world champion Lewis Hamilton dominating proceedings at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from start to finish.

After ending a long wait to clinch a pole position in qualifying, the Briton then produced a driving masterclass at Yas Marina Circuit to take the chequered flag on Sunday more than 16 seconds ahead of second-placed Max Verstappen.

Barcelona and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi added yet another piece of silverware to his already overflowing trophy cabinet by winning a record sixth Ballon d'Or.

Old rival, and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo finished third this time round, but the Juventus attacker decided he did not fancy the bash in Paris and instead went to Milan to pick up his gong as Serie A's best player.

In cricket, Australia swept aside Pakistan by an innings and 48 runs in the second Test as the home side completed a 2-0 series clean-sweep.

The Australian's victory in Adelaide was set up by opener David Warner smashing an unbeaten 335 – the 10th biggest Test score of all time.

You can see a selection of the best images from the action in the photo gallery above.

To move on to the next image, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: December 6, 2019 11:22 AM

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