Brazilian streets decorated for arrival of World Cup 2014

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Flags festoon streets as the football fiesta kicks off

Flags festoon streets as the football fiesta kicks off See Gallery

Streets across Brazil have been decorated with colourful bunting and flags to mark the arrival of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Above, street decorations can be seen near Santa Cruz Cabrália. Click or swipe for more.

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Salvador da Bahia

Decorations line the streets of a neighbourhood in Salvador da Bahia.

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Ceilândia, Brasília

A teenage footballer plays beneath a canopy of bunting in the Ceilândia suburb of the Brazilian capital Brasília.

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Manaus

A couple walk down a decorated street in the Amazonas capital Manaus.

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Manaus

A canopy hangs above a decorated alleyway in Manaus’ Alvorada Street.

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Rio de Janeiro

Bunting hangs across a street in Rio.

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Rio de Janeiro

Young women help put up street decorations in Rio.

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Rio de Janeiro

Colourful street decorations sit high above Rio’s Rua Pereira Nunes.

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Manaus

An aerial view shows street decorations in Manaus. The city will host four World Cup matches.

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Manaus

Manaus locals chat on a street decorated in Brazilian colours and the flags of other nations.

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Ceilândia, Brasília

A woman ties ribbons in the shape of the national flag of Brazil on a street in Ceilândia, Brasília.

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Salvador da Bahia

A woman wearing a typical Bahia costume stands on a street corner as a man rides his bicycle under a large Brazilian flag decoration in Salvador’s historic Pelourinho neighbourhood.

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Salvador da Bahia

Bunting hangs in a square in Salvador da Bahia.

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São Paulo

People ride bikes beneath street decorations in São Paulo.

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Salvador da Bahia

A man with the image of the World Cup painted on the back of his head walks down the decorated streets of Pelourinho, Salvador.