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<b>The third Ronnie</b><br/>
While not strictly an on-field accessory, Cristiano Ronaldo (who is not known to have any visual impairment) deserves inclusion for the spectacles he wore at the announcement of his new Real Madrid contract.

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Martin Paterson celebrates for Northern Ireland after scoring against Russia

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Manchester United winger Luis Nani

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Now... Classic Cottages still has some availability for the bank holiday weekend. Examples include Apple Cottage, a well-presented barn conversion in Somerset, which sleeps two. Arriving 23 August, a three-night stay is £336. Classic.co.uk

Postcard from... Porto

Porto’s Mercado do Bolhao market, the best known of northern Portugal’s capital city, is hugely colourful and bustling. But the two-storey market’s dense, twisting patchwork of tiny sales counters and stalls, offering everything from crates of live hens to wooden domino sets, port-tasting sessions and sackfuls of dujao and mantiga beans, contrasts painfully with the battered building it occupies.

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