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South Africa gears up for FIFA World Cup

South Africa gears up for FIFA World Cup
A dance team participates in a carnival procession in the Soweto suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. The first soccer World Cup ever held in Africa is due to begin in less than a week. (Getty Images)
South Africa gears up for FIFA World Cup
A reveller blows a horn during the procession. South Africans are celebrating the upcoming World Cup in festivals across the country. (Getty Images)
South Africa gears up for FIFA World Cup
A young girl blows a Vuvuzela horn while walking in the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town. (Getty Images)
South Africa gears up for FIFA World Cup
A sculpture featuring official World Cup soccer balls stands on display in downtown Johannesburg. The host nation will play the opening match of the tournament against Mexico on June 11. (Getty Images)
South Africa gears up for FIFA World Cup
South Africans wait for the Brazilian soccer team to take the field for a training session. (Getty Images)
South Africa gears up for FIFA World Cup
Fans cheer as the Brazilian soccer team arrives in Soweto. (Getty Images)
South Africa gears up for FIFA World Cup
Thousands of free tickets were given to local residents to see the five-time World Cup champions train. (Getty Images)