KICKING UP DUST: Children played soccer at the Matikiring sports ground near Lichtenburg, South Africa, Tuesday. The government’s youth development agency is organizing events in rural areas to ensure citizens get a taste of the upcoming World Cup.
Denis Farrell | Associated Press
A Pakistani youth cools off himself from a leaking water-supply pipe, as temperature reached up to 44 degrees Celsius (111.2 Fahrenheit), in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Summertime temperatures have shot up in most of Pakistan, touching 53 degrees Celsius (127.4) in some parts of southern Sindh province in recent days, according to Pakistan Met Office.
AP Photo | Anjum Naveed
Children with Swiss and Japanese flags welcome Japan's national football team who have just arrived in the Swiss Alpine resort of Saas-Fee on May26,2010 ahead of the FIFA World cup 20010 finals in South Africa. Japan's coach Takeshi Okada insisting he is still eyeing a semi-final berth in South Africa despite recent poor form.
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A child cries as he couldn't get an autograph at the end of the match between Argentina's Leonardo Mayer and France's Julien Benneteau in the French Open tennis championship at the Roland Garros stadium, on May 26, 2010, in Paris.
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Filipino children contort their faces as they participate in a parlor game where they need to slide a coin from their foreheads to the mouth in order to win during the annual Feast Day of St. Rita of Cascia in Baclaran, Paranaque, suburban Manila, on May 23, 2010.
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A child watches a video on a handheld device while he gets his body painted during the 5th International Fonambules Body Paint Festival in Mexico City, Friday, May 21, 2010. More than 300 people attended the festival, which 2010 edition focused on painting pre-hispanic motifs on the participants bodies, according to organizers.
AP Photo | Dario Lopez-Mills
Russian school graduates jump in Red Square celebrating the last day of the lessons in Moscow, Tuesday, May 25, 2010.
AP Photo | Misha Japaridze
LAUGHING OUT LOUD: A child played between sculptures outside a museum in Beijing Wednesday.
Muhammed Muheisen | Associated Press