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Last Updated: Sunday February 01 2009 14:26 GMT

In pictures: Tampa gets ready for Super Bowl

Super Bowl XLIII logo

One of the biggest sporting events in the world kicks off in Tampa Bay on Sunday. The Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers are getting ready for the Super Bowl.

Arizona Cardinals logo

Workers inside the stadium are busy here painting a Cardinals logo onto the pitch. They'll also be painting a Steelers logo at the other end of the pitch.

Vince Lombardi trophy

This is what the teams are competing for, the Vince Lombardi trophy. The number of the Super Bowl is always written in Roman numerals. The XLIII means it's the 43rd Super Bowl.

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy

It's not just the game that's a big deal though. There are loads of events happening around it, including a concert that Fall Out Boy were taking part in.


Rihanna was another star to sing at the NFL Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Concert in Tampa.

Shelby Fallin interviews Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Tony Hills

Before the big day the players have to meet a lot of reporters, including 10-year-old Shelby Fallin from Florida, who was asking Steeler Tony Hills some tough questions.

Ben Roethlisberger

The key players in an American Football match are the quarterbacks. The main man for the Pittsburgh Steelers is Ben Roethlisberger.

Kurt Warner

The Cardinals' QB is Kurt Warner, who has won a Super Bowl before with another team, the St Louis Rams.

Bruce Springsteen and Steve van Zandt

Another big part of the Super Bowl is the half-time entertainment. For Super Bowl XLIII American legend Bruce Springsteen will be singing with his E Street Band.