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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.

  • As World Cup 2010 kicks off, where South Africa stands 16 years after apartheid

    As World Cup 2010 kicks off, where South Africa stands 16 years after apartheid

    South Africa is a model of racial reconciliation following decades of apartheid, with a burgeoning black middle class. But high crime, unequal wealth, and social tensions persist as the nation hosts World Cup 2010.

  • World Cup robberies: Six tips for a safe visit to South Africa

    Africa Monitor World Cup robberies: Six tips for a safe visit to South Africa

    Three foreign journalists were robbed Tuesday night near the Portuguese team's base camp north of Johannesburg. Security expert Johan Burger offers six safety tips for World Cup tourists, to prevent pickpocketing, robberies, and muggings.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/02

    Madame Tussauds employee Marie Chandler poses for photographers beside a waxwork of The Hulk during the launch of the Marvel Super Heroes 4D exhibit at the Madame Tussauds waxworks in London on Wednesday.

  • In Pictures South Africa after apartheid: scenes from a changing nation

    South Africans form a long queue to vote at a polling station in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, South Africa, May 7, 2014. The elections are likely to see the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party return to power with a smaller majority due to voters disaffected by corruption in government and economic inequality.

  • 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: Gift's birth mother confronts his foster parents

    South Africa AIDS orphans: Gift's birth mother confronts his foster parents

    Another facet of the heartbreak of South Africa AIDS orphans: Gift's foster parents are confronted by his birth mother.

  • 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.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/18

    A Barbie doll wears a dress made by the Philippines' top fashion designers at a charity auction at a hotel in Manila's Makati financial district on March 17. Ballet Philippines, a dance institution, auctioned 201 Barbie dolls and raised 1.5 million pesos ($32,900) for scholarships to benefit underprivileged dancers.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 02/19

    Russian Alexander Tretyakov hits the padding at the end of his second heat in the Men's Skeleton during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, on Feb. 18.