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World Cup opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup in Moscow. 

REUTERS/Carl Recine

The opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup in Moscow. REUTERS/Carl Recine

The opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup in Moscow. REUTERS/Carl Recine
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Robbie Williams performs.

 REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Robbie Williams performs. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Robbie Williams performs. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Performers during the opening ceremony REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Performers during the opening ceremony REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Performers during the opening ceremony REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Performers during the opening ceremony.


 REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
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General view during the opening ceremony REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

General view during the opening ceremony REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

General view during the opening ceremony REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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The opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup in Moscow. 


REUTERS/Carl Recine

The opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup in Moscow. REUTERS/Carl Recine

The opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup in Moscow. REUTERS/Carl Recine
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Robbie Williams performs.


REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Robbie Williams performs. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Robbie Williams performs. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Performers during the opening ceremony.


 REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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The opening ceremony.


 REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The opening ceremony. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The opening ceremony. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Entertainers during the opening ceremony.


 REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Entertainers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Entertainers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Soccer Football - World Cup - Opening Ceremony - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 14, 2018  General view of a performer during the opening ceremony   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Soccer Football - World Cup - Opening Ceremony - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 14, 2018 General view of a performer during the opening ceremony REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Soccer Football - World Cup - Opening Ceremony - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 14, 2018 General view of a performer during the opening ceremony REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Russia's President Vladimir Putin. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Russia's President Vladimir Putin. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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Former player player Ronaldo during the opening ceremony.


 REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Former player player Ronaldo during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Former player player Ronaldo during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Performers during the opening ceremony.


 REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Robbie Williams and Aida Garifullina perform. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Robbie Williams and Aida Garifullina perform. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Robbie Williams and Aida Garifullina perform. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Performers during the opening ceremony.

 REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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The opening ceremony.

 REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The opening ceremony. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The opening ceremony. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Performers during the opening ceremony.

 REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
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Robbie Williams, Aida Garifullina, former player Ronaldo and World Cup mascot Zabivaka.


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Robbie Williams, Aida Garifullina, former player Ronaldo and World Cup mascot Zabivaka. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Robbie Williams, Aida Garifullina, former player Ronaldo and World Cup mascot Zabivaka. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A performer during the opening ceremony.

REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A performer during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A performer during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Performers during the opening ceremony.


 REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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The opening ceremony.


 REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The opening ceremony. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Performers during the opening ceremony.


 REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Performers during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Artists perform. 


REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Artists perform. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Artists perform. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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The opening ceremony.


 REUTERS/Carl Recine

The opening ceremony. REUTERS/Carl Recine

The opening ceremony. REUTERS/Carl Recine
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