Relive The 2014 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony At Brazil In These Pictures

3:20 pm 14 Jun, 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Brazil was a spectacular affair. The performances of rapper Pitbull, Claudia Lette and Jennifer Lopez had the tempo needed for such a spectacular show. Brazil’s natural beauty was the central theme of the ceremony with performers and actors dressed as flowers, trees and other specific identifiers of the South American country.

1. Pitbull, JLo and Lette

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2. Performance in Brazil World Cup Opening Ceremony in Sao Paulo

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3. Brazilian singer Claudia Lette with Jennifer Lopez, right, and Pitbull

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4. Pitbull performs along side singer Jennifer Lopez, right, and Brazilian singer Claudia Lette, left

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5. Performers pose during the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo

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6. An actor performs

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7. An actor performs shaped as a tree

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8. Performers dance during the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo

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9. Amazonian

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10. Drums and dance in Brazil

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11. Flowers and trees

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12. Pitbull crooning through the opening ceremony with JLo

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13. Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte

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14. Flying footballman

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15. Canoe, watermen and Amazonian

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16. The start of the ceremony

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17. Traditional Brazilian performance

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18. Kite flags of the various countries participating in the 2014 World Cup are displayed for sale along the shores of Boa Viagem in Recife, Brazil


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19. Football performers in Corinthians stadium

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20. Vista

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21. Football heads

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22. Flower bud spreading legs

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23. Now what’s this?

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24. Brazilian Capoeira

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25. The Central globe

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26. Flower and shoots

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27. Performers in action at the opening ceremony

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28. Natural beauty of Brazil forms the central theme

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29. More footballmen

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30. A Mexican supporter in Brazil

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31. Brazilian fans

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32. Brazil vs Croatia

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33. Soccer fans from Belgium

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34. Soccer fans pass riot police blocking protesters during a demonstration against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo

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35. Croatia fans

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