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  • 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.

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  • Difference Maker They opened their home – and hearts – to South Africa's abandoned babies

    Christo and Lanie de Klerk have founded the Baby Moses sanctuary for abandoned babies in South Africa.

  • Five myths about Africa

    Five myths about Africa

    Matt Damon, listen up: After five years of covering Africa, our departing correspondent tells how his perceptions have changed about a complex continent, including why some Africans resent celebrity visits.

  • Spain celebrates World Cup win; Dutch blame Paul the Octopus

    Africa Monitor Spain celebrates World Cup win; Dutch blame Paul the Octopus

    As fans of Spain luxuriate in the glow of the country's first World Cup championship, fans of the Netherlands search for an explanation of what went wrong. Some blame the referee, others point to Paul the Octopus.

  • 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.

  • In Pictures Ready for the World Cup

    Ivory Coast's defender Kolo Toure (c.) heads the ball next to Japan's forward Takayuki Morimoto (r.) during a friendly match between the national soccer teams of Ivory Coast and Japan at the Stade de Tourbillon in Sion on June 4 ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Ivory Coast will play in group G and Japan will play in group E.

  • South Africa AIDS orphans overwhelm social work services

    South Africa AIDS orphans overwhelm social work services

    Lora Doman has 450 cases to keep track of: A daunting challenge typical amng those in social work services providing care and protection of South Africa AIDS orphans.

  • In Pictures Babies around the world

    A member of Brazil's Xikrin Nation holds a baby before the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, Brazil, in November 2009. A French documentary by Thomas Balmes, "Babies," opened the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on April 29. The Focus Features film followed four babies in four places - Mongolia, Namibia, San Francisco, and Tokyo – through their first year.