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World Cup: South Africa 2010

The 32-team tournament showcases intense soccer action and attracts the most passionate fans in the world.

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As World Cup kicks off, spotlight shines on S. Africa's troubled past, hopeful future
Article | JOHANNESBURG -- The 2010 World Cup got underway Friday amid elaborate pageantry, the blare of ubiquitous plastic horns known as vuvuzelas and profound grief over the tragic death of Nelson Mandela's 13-year-old great-granddaughter.

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