Best biathlon photos of 2012-13

With the IBU Biathlon World Cup about to start, we look back at the best shots from last season.

November 24 2013 sees the new biathlon season get started in Östersund, Sweden. With that in mind, it seems like an excellent time to cast our eye back over the most spectacular images from last year's events.

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Shoot for the moon
Biathlete Krystyna Palka aims for a target in this nighttime time-lapse photo

Shoot for the moon

Krystyna Palka perfects her aim in this time-lapse photo taken during a training session in Poland.

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Quick on the draw
German biathlete Miriam Gössner in action at Antholz, Italy

Quick on the draw

Miriam Gössner in action during the 7.5 km ladies sprint competition in Antholz, Italy.

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Follow my leader
Austrian biathlete Christoph Sumann in action at the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, in March 2013.

Follow my leader

Christoph Sumann leads from the front in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

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Darya Domracheva
Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva in action during the IBU Biathlon World Cup in in Ostersund, Sweden on November 30, 2012

Darya Domracheva

Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva, pictured here in action in Östersund, Sweden, finished second overall last season.

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Shooting sequence
Krystyna Palka shooting during biathlon training in Jakuszyce, Poland

Shooting sequence

Poland's Krystyna Palka again. This time we see her in a beautifully composed sequence image while training in the forests around Jakuszyce.

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Taking aim
Austrian biathlete Dominik Landertinger in action at the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

Taking aim

Austria's Dominik Landertinger, who finished the season in third place overall, sights a target in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

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Super Sumann
Austrian biathlete Christoph Sumann celebrates winning the 12.5km Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia in March, 2013.

Super Sumann

Austria's Christoph Sumann celebrates winning the 12.5km Pursuit in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

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Miriam Gössner
German biathlete Miriam Gössner poses for a portrait photo

Miriam Gössner

The golden girl of German biathlon posed for a few portrait photos ahead of the new season.

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