Week in Photos: Glacier Soccer, Baby Jumping, Mudslide, More

News photos from the week of June 8-14, 2007
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Switzerland, June 8, 2007Global warming may be fast melting Swiss glaciers, but surely it can take a time-out for some world-class soccer.

Kicking off the one-year countdown to the 2008 European Football Championship finals, soccer stars staged a game on an artificial field rolled out beneath the 13,641-foot (4,158-meter) Jungfrau summit. Switzerland and Austria are hosting the quadrennial event.

It's a good thing the match lasted only ten minutes and was only a scrimmage, because last month soccer's global governing bodyciting health issues and unfair advantagesbanned international games above 8,200 feet (2,500 meters).

"You get pretty dizzy if you make too many quick turns," former Denmark player Michael Laudrup told the Scotsman newspaper. "If it had been a 90-minute match I'm not sure what would have happened."

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—Photograph by Christian Hartmann/Reuters
 
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