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World Cup Gallery: Les Miserables

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A selection of the best photos from South Africa as the hosts and the French both crash out of the World Cup, but in a very different manner.

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France coach Raymond Domenech clearly thought to himself, 'what could I possibly do to give the world a lower regard for me and my team?' - the solution was to snub his opposite number's offered handshake. What overwhelming class!

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Thierry Henry thanks the French fans for their unwavering support after giving them absolutely no reason to do so. Mind you, the squad with Domenech in tow would be joining them on an economy class flight later on anyway.

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The blonde Gabriel Batistuta was snapped in the stands with a wig frankly very unnecessary as Argentina dominated Greece.

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Not only does he score damn fine goals from six yards, but Palermo also has fantastic abs, as Diego Maradona, looking even more like heavily mulleted Danny De Vito, discovered.

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Perhaps the most mismatched embrace outside of Tony Parker and Eva Longoria's marriage, and yes, Maradona was left on the deck after Martin Palermo went in for the hug.

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Whether this Greece player is attempting the most audacious of overhead own-goals, or if he simply prefers to defend on his backside in the penalty area is anyone's guess.

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This is delirium in its purest form. South Korea's fans go absolutely berserk as they clinch their place in the last 16 at the expense of Nigeria and Greece (thanks goodness).

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Nigeria coach Lars Lagerback has always been less than enamoured with his lurid green tracksuit, and as such has not taken off his fluorescent orange FIFA bib all tournament. Perhaps it is also part of his 'express empathy with the substitutes' campaign.

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Talk about spoiling a Kodak moment: these three fans were ready to get their faces up on the big screen with a classic shot before a festively-plump Korean pounced - that is what you call opportunist vuvuzela-ing!

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The South Korea fans have earned their reputation for having good gumption, and this quartet show exactly why with clenched fists and steely looks.

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