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Football fever on the rise

Pedestrians pass a shop selling slippers printed with flags of countries participating in the football World Cup in a market in Baghdad on Tuesday.

Despite continuing violence in Iraq, goods carrying advertisements for the World Cup and pictures of football stars are being sold on the streets of Baghdad as Iraqis prepare to watch the tournament, which begins on Friday.

Photographs: Getty Images

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