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In Pictures: Faces of the World Cup
World Cup fans from around the world came to Brazil to show their colours and team passion.
Last updated: 13 Jul 2014 08:34
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For an entire month, football took over the front pages of almost every newspaper in almost every country in the world, and nowhere more so than in Brazil. In the months leading up to the World Cup, hundreds of thousands of Brazilians protested against the billions of dollars spent on hosting the tournament rather than on social needs.  

But when the whistle sounded at the start of the first game, it seemed like the entire country dressed in green and yellow and showed the world the irresistibility of World Cup fever. And it was not just the Brazilians who were elated. Fans from around the world came to show their colours and their passion for their team, or simply to savour the excitement generated by the tournament. People dressed up as clowns, popes, and jesters. Grown men and women cried when Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Algeria lost. The excitment, emotions and overall experience in Brazil was highly contagious. 


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A Brazilian child in Mangueira Favela - a slum in Rio de Janeiro - shows his love of football.



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An Argentine family arrives in Porto Alegre to see their team play.



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The morning before Brazil took on Germany, a Brazilian boy stood next to Neymar, the team's star player who was injured in the previous game.



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Brazilian women sport Brazil's national colours just before the inaugural game.



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Argentine slum dwellers came to Brazil for a friendly game in the City of God favela.



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A woman dressed like Carmen Miranda, the famous Samba singer, displays her Brazilian flag along the Copacabana beach. 



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Belgian fans gather on the Copacabana beach to display their national colours.



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An Argentine fan appeals for divine intervention as he dons robes similar to those of Pope Francis, the first Argentine pope.



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Fans take turns posing as goalkeepers at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.



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American fans go ballistic when the US team scores a goal at the Rio de Janeiro 'FanFest'.



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A Brazilian couple wears the national colours as their team goes up against Germany.



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A Brazilian fan in Belo Horizonte sobs after Brazil is clobbered by Germany 7-1.




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A Brazilian child in Mangueira Favela - a slum in Rio de Janeiro - shows his love of football.

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An Argentine family arrives in Porto Alegre to see their team play.

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The morning before Brazil took on Germany, a Brazilian boy stood next to Neymar, the team(***)s star player who was injured in the previous game.

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Brazilian women sport Brazil(***)s national colours just before the inaugural game.

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Argentine slum dwellers came to Brazil for a friendly game in the City of God favela.

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A woman dressed like Carmen Miranda, the famous Samba singer, displays her Brazilian flag along the Copacabana beach. 

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Belgian fans gather on the Copacabana beach to display their national colours.

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An Argentine fan appeals for divine intervention as he dons robes similar to those of Pope Francis, the first Argentine pope.

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Fans take turns posing as goalkeepers at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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American fans go ballistic when the US team scores a goal at the Rio de Janeiro (***)FanFest(***).

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A Brazilian couple wears the national colours as their team goes up against Germany.

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A Brazilian fan in Belo Horizonte sobs after Brazil is clobbered by Germany 7-1.

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