Photos of the week: The All Blacks are crowned champions

Congratulations to New Zealand for winning the Rugby World Cup — the third biggest sporting event in the world (behind the Olympics and the Soccer World Cup) — and doing it with a nation of just four million people. That’s a population of about the size of Utah!

New Zealand All Blacks captain Richie McCaw holds the Webb Ellis trophy as teammates celebrate after their tense 9-8 victory in the Rugby World Cup final win over France in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

New Zealand All Blacks Cory Jane and Israel Dagg, right, make snow angels in confetti.

New Zealand All Blacks Israel Dagg and France's Maxime Mermoz compete to win the catch. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

New Zealand All Blacks Tony Woodcock, right, scores a try during their Rugby World Cup final against France.

The New Zealand All Blacks players perform the haka ahead of their Rugby World Cup final against France at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Here’s a one from India’s 5-0 whitewash of England in a one-day test match series.

England's batsman Jonathan Trott is bowled out by India's Vinay Kumar, unseen, during their fourth one-day international cricket match in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

And some more from the Pan American Games. This seems like a really fun event:

Karen Stevens of Canada competes in the women's slalom water skiing event at the Pan American Games in Chapala, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Mexico's Selene Sifuentes throws against Dominican Republic during the women's handball bronze medal match at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. Dominican Republic won 33-31. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

Cuba's Jorgisbell Alvarez, right, and Benjamin Provisor of the United States fight during a wrestling men's Greco-Roman 74kg final at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Brazil's Fabio Chiuffa, back, grabs Argentina's Juan Fernandez during the men's handball gold medal match at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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