Lifestyle & Belief

South Africa sells out World Cup tickets

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Cynthia Sebosile, 13, plays football near Pholokwane, South Africa as part of a program to use soccer to promote AIDS education in the rural areas. Kids are taught about basic health, play football, and informative games, in a project created by SCORE.org.

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    Cynthia Sebosile, 13, plays football near Pholokwane, South Africa as part of a program to use soccer to promote AIDS education in the rural areas. Kids are taught about basic health, play football, and informative games, in a project created by SCORE.org.

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    Elizabeth Moeketsi at her house in El Dorado Park, Johannesburg. "I did not get excited about this World Cup until just now, in the last few weeks, but now I think it's a great way to highlight our country." The World Cup of Soccer kicks off in Johannesburg on June 11.

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    Irene Mokwatu, 53, has been living in Bertrams, Johannesburg her whole life. She wants to trade during the world cup, selling mautuana, chickens feet and livers, to fans at the world cup, which is happening right next to her house at Ellis Park Stadium. She stands with her friend Gertrude Dlephu, 38.

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    Rene Edriopia runs the Edropia and Grace Trading Shop, across from Ellis Park stadium in downtown Johannesburg. He has no idea if he will be able to trade during the World Cup. "If they don't let us trade during the World Cup, then we can't pay our rent, it's as simple as that," said Edropia.

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    David Wilt, 43, has been on the street for three months living in front of the place he was evicted from a scant hundred feet from Ellis Park stadium in the Bertrams area of Johannesburg.

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    David Wilt, 43, has been on the street for three months living in front of the place he was evicted from a scant hundred feet from Ellis Park Stadium. He huddles for warmth near a fire with other homeless people.