<p>Monks practice for an annual softball game at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada. The photo appeared in a<a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0512/feature4/multimedia2.html"> 2005 <i>National Geographic </i>article</a><i>.</i></p>

Practice Makes Perfect

Monks practice for an annual softball game at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada. The photo appeared in a 2005 National Geographic article.

Photograph by Steve McCurry, National Geographic

9 Pictures of Baseball Around the World

Celebrate the start of the U.S. season with these photos from our archives.

The U.S. Major League Baseball season starts on Sunday, and fantasy players are already making their predictions. But before you get wrapped up in this year’s games, take a look at these photos of people playing baseball across the globe.

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