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Brazilian Masterpiece: Stadiums of the World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will take place in Brazil from June 12 to July 13, yet workers are still scrambling to finish construction on five of the 12 stadiums scheduled to host matches.

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Salvador

FILE -= In this October, 2013, file photo, released by Portal da Copa 2014, an aerial view of the Arena Fonte Nova stadium, in Salvador, Brazil. (AP Photo/Portal da Copa 2014, David Campbell) - SEE FURTHER WORLD CUP CONTENT AT APIMAGES.COM
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Salvador

SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 22: General View prior to the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Italy and Brazil at Estadio Octavio Mangabeira (Arena Fonte Nova Salvador) on June 22, 2013 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Recife

In this photo released by Portal da Copa, an aerial view of the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Portal da Copa, Ana Araujo)
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Natal

FILE- In this March 20, 2014, file photo released by Portal da Copa shows an aerial view of the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. The arena will host matches during the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Jobson Galdino, Portal da Copa,File) - SEE FURTHER WORLD CUP CONTENT AT APIMAGES.COM
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Natal

View of the Arena das Dunas stadium in Natal, Brazil, 08 December 2013. Natal is one of the host cities of the FIFA World Cup 2014, staging 4 games in the tournament's group phase. It has 42,086 seats. Photo by: Marcus Brandt/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
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Curitiba

FILE - General view of the Arena da Baixada stadium in the southern city of Curitiba, Brazil, on April 27, 2014. The Arena da Baixada stadium will host four matches of the upcoming FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014. On May 11, 2014, a month before the beginning of the FIFA WC Brazil 2014, the Arena da Baixada, like three other stadiums, is still under construction. AFP PHOTO/ORLANDO KISSNERORLANDO KISSNER/AFP/Getty Images
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Belo Horizonte

In this photo released by Portal da Copa 2014, an aerial view of the Mineirao stadium, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Oct. 2013. The draw for the 2014 World Cup finals takes place Friday Dec. 6, 2013 near Salvador, Brazil. The 32 teams will be drawn into eight groups of four. The top two in each group will progress to the knockout stages. Twelve stadiums in twelve cities will host matches.(AP Photo/Portal da Copa 2014, Hugo Cordeiro)
Hugo Cordeiro
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Belo Horizonte

epa04140046 Picture taken on 17 June 2013 shows an interior view of the Estadio Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The arena has a capacity of 62,547 spectators. Belo Horizonte is one of the host cities of the FIFA World Cup 2014 and will stage four matches in the tournament's group phase, one round of 16 and one semi final match. The 20th FIFA World Cup will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. EPA/ROBERT GHEMENT *** Local Caption *** 50884012
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Image: An aerial view of Estadio Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, northeastern Brazil

Fortaleza

An aerial view of Estadio Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, northeastern Brazil April 13, 2014. Fortaleza is one of the host cities for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. REUTERS/Davi Pinheiro (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP TRAVEL)
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Manaus

This photo released by Portal da Copa shows Arena da Amazonia stadium on the day of its inauguration in Manaus in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, Sunday, March 9, 2014. Three stadiums still have to be finished, including the one hosting the opener in Sao Paulo in about three months. (AP Photo/Jose Zamith, Portal da Copa)
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Manaus

General view of Amazonia Arena before the Brazilian Cup match between Resende and Vasco, in Manaus, northern Brazil, on April 3rd, 2014. The stadium will host four matches of the 2014 Fifa World Cup group stage. Photo by: DIDA SAMPAIO/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
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Cuiaba

This April 24 , 2014 photo released by Portal da Copa, shows an aerial view of the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil. Brazil had seven years to get ready for the World Cup, but it enters the final month of preparations with a lot yet to be done. There is also concern with the temporary structures at the Beira-Rio Stadium in southern Porto Alegre, and the other incomplete venue is the Arena Pantanal in the western city of Cuiaba, which is only expected to host an official test event at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Portal da Copa, Jose Medeiros)
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Brasilia

This Feb. 10, 2014 photo released by Portal da Copa shows an aerial view of the Mane Garrincha stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Mane Garrincha is a football stadium and multi-purpose arena that will host games during the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Tomas Faquini, Portal da Copa)
Tomas Faquini
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Brasilia

No Zoo Weekly. Editorial use only. No merchandisingA general view (GV) of sunset at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, the national stadium in Brasilia Brazil v Japan, FIFA Confederations Cup, Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil - 15 Jun 2013 (Rex Features via AP Images)
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Porto Alegre

FILE - This March 17, 2014, file photo, photo released by Portal da Copa shows an aerial view of the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The arena will host matches during the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Gabriel Heusi, Portal da Copa,File) - SEE FURTHER WORLD CUP CONTENT AT APIMAGES.COM
Gabriel Heusi
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Image: File photo of an aerial view of the construction site of Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium

Sao Paulo

An aerial view of the construction site of Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium in the Sao Paulo district of Itaquera is seen in this May 8, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/Files (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)
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Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 08: General View of the Arena Corinthians Stadium during the match between Corinthians U20 v Corinthians U17 as part of the last technical test event on June 08, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sao Paulo will be hosting FIFA 2014 World Cup inaugural match on June 12. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)
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Image: Aerial view of the Maracana stadium during sunset in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Aerial view of the Maracana stadium during sunset in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 8, 2014. The Word Cup soccer tournament is set to begin in just a few days, with the opening match on June 12 and Maracana stadium will host the World Cup Final match on 13 July. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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