Gallery: Vuvuzelas conquer the world!

Compiled by Mary Alexander

From a stadium in Oregon to a beer garden in Germany, a pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong, a gay pride march in Seattle, and 2010 Fifa World Cup fan fests everywhere, f’s once-vilified vuvuzela is taking over the world. View and download photos of the invasion.

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Vuvuzela conquers the world

Even Spiderman loves the vuvuzela! In
Berlin, a fan celebrates Germany’s 4-0 win
over Argentina in the 2010 Fifa World Cup
quarterfinals on 3 July 2010.
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Uruguayan fans celebrate their team’s
performance against South Korea in the
2010 Fifa World Cup Round of 16 match in a
freezing Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on
26 June.
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British fans blow it outside the Charles
Dickens pub in Blackfriars Road, London,
after England’s victory over Slovenia in their
2010 Fifa World Cup group match on 23
June.
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Blowing the vuvuzela at a soccer match
between the Portland Timbers and Seattle
Sounders in Portland, Oregon, in the US on
30 June 2010. The Portland Timbers won.
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A child blow a vuvuzela in Hollis, New
Hampshire, in the US.
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Braveheart blows the vuvuzela in Johnson
City, Tennessee, in the US on 3 July 2010.
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The vuvuzela as a weapon of protest during
demonstrations against the G20 summit in
Toronto, Canada, on 26 June 2010 …
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Vuvuzela conquers the world

… And at pro-democracy demonstrations in
Hong Kong on 1 July 2010.
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Canadian social democrat politician Jack
Layton blowing the vuvuzela at a pride
march in Toronto, Canada, on 4 July 2010.
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An iPhone Pano panorama in Hertfordshire,
England, on 29 June 2010.
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A vuvuzela takes a bicycle ride through
Amsterdam after the Netherlands knocked
Brazil out of the 2010 Fifa World Cup on 2
July.
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Vuvuzelas on sale at a gay pride march in
Seattle, Washington, in the US on 26 June
2010.
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Vuvuzela conquers the world

In Seoul, South Koreans watch their team
beat Greece 2-0 in a 2010 Fifa World Cup
group match on 12 June.
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Vuvuzela conquers the world

In Seoul, South Koreans watch their team
beat Greece 2-0 in a 2010 Fifa World Cup
group match on 12 June.
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We got vuvuzelas! In San Francisco before
the 2010 Fifa World Cup group match
between the US and Slovenia on 18 June.
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“The loneliest vuvuzela.” In San Francisco on
30 June.
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A young Dutch fan during the 2010 Fifa
World Cup group stage match between the
Netherlands and Denmark on 14 June.
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“We still don’t go home and the party goes
on!” A fan celebrates in Altenstadt,
Germany, after his team’s 4-0 victory over
Argentina in a 2010 Fifa World Cup Round of
16 match on 3 July.
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“The spirit of the Cup.” In São José dos
Campos, Brazil, on 28 June.
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Vuvuzela duelling with a fujara, an archaic
Slovakian wind instrument, in Bratislava,
Slovakia, on 1 July.
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“This guy cut off both ends of a whiffle bat
and it works better than the real vuvuzela
we have.” In a New York bar during the
2010 Fifa World Cup Round of 16 match
between the US and Ghana on 26 June.
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Hippies love it: During protests against the
G20 summit in Toronto, Canada, on 26 June
2010.
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With a home-made vuvuzela, the US
embassy in Montevideo celebrates Uruguay’s
win over Ghana in the 2010 Fifa World Cup
quarterfinal match on 2 July.
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“The vuvuzela from hell. Surprisingly, he
could hold quite a good tune on this.” A
street busker in Soho, London, on 24 June
2010.
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