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The 2014 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony

The 2014 FIFA Football World Cup got under way with a colorful ceremony at Sao Paolo's Corinthians Arena. Hundreds of dancers, gymnasts, and stars as Jennifer Lopez took part in the event.

Performers dressed as soccer balls take part in the World Cup's opening ceremony.
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Performers dressed as soccer balls take part in the World Cup's opening ceremony.

A view of the opening ceremony performance from the top of the arena.
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A view of the opening ceremony performance from the top of the arena.

Performers bounce on a trampoline.
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Performers bounce on a trampoline.

The Brazilian flag was displayed during one of the performances.
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The Brazilian flag was displayed during one of the performances.

A dancer performs during the opening ceremony.
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A dancer performs during the opening ceremony.

There many of the performers wore elaborate costumes.
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There many of the performers wore elaborate costumes.

Dancers demonstrate the Brazilian martial art Capoeira during the opening ceremony.
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Dancers demonstrate the Brazilian martial art Capoeira during the opening ceremony.

The singers Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, and Claudia Leitte performing.
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The singers Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, and Claudia Leitte performing.

The crowd cheers berfore the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo after the opening ceremony.
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The crowd cheers berfore the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo after the opening ceremony.

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