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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/28

    A Netherlands fan waits for the start of the 2010 World Cup second round soccer match between Netherlands and Slovakia at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban, South Africa, on Monday.

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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/28

    A Netherlands fan waits for the start of the 2010 World Cup second round soccer match between Netherlands and Slovakia at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban, South Africa, on Monday.

  • Gallery Top 2010 World Cup controversies

    VUVUZELAS: Worldwide audiences and soccer stars – including Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi – have complained about the incessant high-pitched whine of the long plastic horns, called vuvuzelas, seen here at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. That reignited calls to ban the vuvuzela, but FIFA chief Sepp Blatter put an end to that discussion early in the tournament. A Cape Town businessman has touted his design for a slightly quieter vuvuzela that reduces the tuneless horn's sound output from a deafening 134 decibels to a more manageable 121 decibels. That sounds good.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/15

    A young boy lands a bubble on his head at a park on Tuesday in Seoul. South Korea has one of the world's lowest birthrates despite the government promotion of incentives to encourage people to have children.

  • In Pictures Vuvuzela overload

    A soccer fan blows a vuvuzela before the start of the 2010 World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 12.

  • In Pictures Crazy World Cup fans

    A child wearing a fake mustache and a sombrero hat waits for the start of the World Cup group A soccer match between Mexico and Uruguay at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, June 22.

  • Invictus: movie review

    Invictus: movie review

    Morgan Freeman brings appropriate gravitas to his role as Mandela in ‘Invictus,’ but occasionally Clint Eastwood’s movie slips into hero worship.

  • Global News Blog South Africans self-conscious about low turnout at Confederations Cup

    Empty seats cause embarrassment for the soccer tournament's host country as it prepares for the World Cup next June.