World Cup 2010 -- Opening Ceremonies
Soccer City Kickoff
Dancers perform during the opening ceremonies for the World Cup on Friday, June 11, 2010, at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.Going Bananas for Bafana Bafana
A South Africa fan is fired up for the World Cup, displaying host country pride during the opening ceremonies.Quickening Pulse
Drummers beat the rhythm as anticipation builds for the opening match between host South Africa and Mexico.Jump! Jump!
Dancers in traditional costumes boost the World Cup experience with a local spin.
The electrifying spectacle of the opening ceremonies portends a World Cup full of color, music and joy.It's the Beetle!
A huge bug leads a procession of dancers during the opening ceremonies.Zakumi's Dream
World Cup mascot Zakumi walks and talks with a young fan during the opening ceremonies.Sky-high Hopes
Aerobatic planes fly above the Soccer City Stadium field on Day 1 of the World Cup.
Entertainers personify the excitement emanating from South Africa.Here and Now
Dancers create a map of South Africa as soccer fans everywhere tune in for the Beautiful Game's opening match at the World Cup.