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Fifa President Joseph Blatter draws result
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The high hopes of outsider Morocco crashed when Sepp Blatter revealed the identity of Africa's first World Cup host.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu (L) embraces Fifa President Joseph Blatter
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The joy of the high-powered South African delegation in Zurich was clearly infectious.
Football supporters celebrate in Johannesburg
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Football fans swamped the streets and parks of South Africa's cities at the historic news.
Football supporter celebrates in Johannesburg
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The Africans left nobody in any doubt that when it comes to a spot of stadium face-painting, they are second to none.
Football supporters celebrate in Soweto
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There may be six years to go before the championship but this is a time for toasting.
Egyptian bid supporter Omar Sharif in Zurich
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Those who supported unsuccessful bids - like Egypt's - know their next chance could be decades away.


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