Image: A boy jumps to save a goal while playing soccer at Shivaji Park in Mumbai

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Global Goalposts: Soccer Pitches From Around the World

Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, captured images of soccer goalposts used worldwide to practice the beautiful game.

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Image: The city skyline is seen through a soccer goalpost in Toronto

The 2014 Brazil World Cup began on June 12, but soccer lovers are not only watching the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball around themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, captured images of soccer goalposts used worldwide to practice the beautiful game.

In the photo above, the Toronto skyline is seen through a soccer goalpost on May 27, 2014.

Mark Blinch / X02025
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Image: Goalposts stand in a public soccer pitch in Berlin

Players practice in a public soccer pitch in Berlin on June 1.

Thomas Peter / X02624
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Image: Goalposts stand in a soccer field flooded by the waters of the Paraguay River in Asuncion

Goalposts stand in a soccer field flooded by the waters of the Paraguay River in Asuncion on May 30.

Jorge Adorno / X00003
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Image: Dogs walk past a goalpost on a foggy morning in the town of Lipljan

Dogs walk past a soccer pitch on a foggy morning in the town of Lipljan, Kosovo on June 3.

Hazir Reka / X01064
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Image: A boy jumps to save a goal while playing soccer at Shivaji Park in Mumbai

A boy jumps to save a goal at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on June 3.

Danish Siddiqui / X02733
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Image: A goalpost is painted on a wall at a house used as a creche in Ciudad Juarez

A goalpost is painted on a wall at a house used as a day care center in Ciudad Juarez, on June 3.

Stringer / X80002
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Image: Players for "The Tuesdays" pose in a soccer goalpost at a training ground in Balham, south London

Players for "The Tuesdays" pose in a soccer goalpost at a training ground in Balham, south London, on June 3.

Stefan Wermuth / X90073
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Image: Children play soccer on a playing field in Kirtipur, Kathmandu

Children play soccer on a field in Kirtipur, Kathmandu on May 31.

Navesh Chitrakar / X02814
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Image: Boys stand next to a soccer goalpost in Sayidka in southern Mogadishu

Boys stand next to a soccer goalpost in Sayidka in southern Mogadishu on June 2.

Feisal Omar / X02643
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Image: A boy jumps to save a goal while playing soccer on the beach in Benghazi

A boy jumps to save a goal while playing soccer on the beach in Benghazi on June 1.

Stringer / X80002
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