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World Cup Worldwide: Games Captivate Global Fans

One of the world's most-watched events, the FIFA World Cup, has soccer fans everywhere glued to their television sets until the games conclude on July 13.

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Image: Boys watch a screening of a 2014 World Cup soccer match on the outskirts of Brasilia

One of the world's most-watched events, the FIFA World Cup, has soccer fans everywhere glued to their television sets until the games conclude on July 13.

In the photo above, boys watch a screening of the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Mexico, in the slum of Varjao, Brazil on June 17.

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Image: File photo of people watching 2014 World Cup soccer match during public viewing event at Alte Foersterei stadium in Berlin

People sit on sofas as they watch a 2014 World Cup soccer match during a public viewing event at the Alte Foersterei stadium in Berlin on June 12.

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Image: Fans cheer after the U.S. scored a second goal during the 2014 Brazil World Cup Group G soccer match between Ghana and the U.S. at a viewing party in Hermosa Beach

Fans cheer after the U.S. scored a second goal during the 2014 Brazil World Cup Group G soccer match between Ghana and the U.S. at a viewing party in Hermosa Beach, Calif. on June 16.

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Image: Chilean soccer fans watch the 2014 World Cup match between Chile and Australia in their makeshift tent on the hills of Las Canas in Valparaiso city

Chilean soccer fans watch the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Chile and Australia in their makeshift tent on the hills of Las Canas, northwest of Santiago, Chile on June 13.

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Brazilian Satere-Mawe indigenous people celebrate as they watch the FIFA World Cup inaugural match between Brazil and Croatia, on June 12 in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil.

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Image: People cheer as they watch the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Italy and England during a public viewing event in downtown Rome

People cheer as they watch the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Italy and England during a public viewing event in downtown Rome on June 14.

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Image: Internally displaced Somali people crowd around a television set to watch the World Cup in Brazil highlights, in the capital Mogadishu

Internally displaced Somali people crowd around a television set to watch the World Cup highlights in the capital Mogadishu, on June 12.

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Image: People watch the opening match of the 2014 World Cup between Brazil and Croatia on the beach in Recife

People watch the opening match of the 2014 World Cup between Brazil and Croatia on the beach in Recife, Brazil on June 12.

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Japanese soccer fans celebrate the Japan national team's first goal as they watch the FIFA World Cup match between Ivory Coast and Japan during a public viewing at Tokyo Dome on June 15.

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NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman, Steve Swanson and ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst take a break to watch ten minutes of live World Cup matches between science experiments while living and working aboard the International Space Station, in this photo released on June 17.

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Image: Brazil soccer fans watch a televised screening of a 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian soccer fans watch a televised screening of their team playing against Mexico in a 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match, in Rio de Janeiro on June 17.

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German soccer fans celebrate their team's third goal during Germany's first game at the World Cup 2014, at a public viewing zone called 'fan mile' in Berlin, on June 16.

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