Gallery part 2: Vuvuzelas conquer the world!

Compiled by Mary Alexander

From a fishmonger’s in northern Holland to a statue in Helsinki, a protest against the Central Bank of Iceland, a drumming circle in Toronto, and Canada Day celebrations in Ottowa, South Africa’s once-vilified vuvuzela is taking over the world. View and download photos of the invasion.

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Vuvuzelas conquer the world

Coming to a music store near you: Vuvuzela
Hits
. In Sittard, the Netherlands, 7 July 2010.
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Vuvuzelas conquer the world

Global vuvuzela fever gets to shark in a
fishmonger’s shop in the city of IJmuiden in
northern Holland, on 3 July 2010.
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Vuvuzelas conquer the world

Even Helsinki’s monument to the Finland
national anthem Maame, otherwise known as
Vårt Land, gets its own vuvuzela. Photo taken
on 21 June 2010.
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A young Spain supporter blows his vuvuzela –
“really loud” – on College Street in
Kensington, Toronto, Canada, on the day of
his team’s 2010 Fifa World Cup semifinal
victory over Germany on 7 July.
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A monster vuvuzela at the famous Tamtams
drumming circle – the biggest in the world –
in Mount Royal Park in Montreal, Canada, on
25 April 2010.
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A vuvuzela used in another protest, this time
against the Central Bank of Iceland in
Reykjavík on 5 July 2010.
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Vuvuzelas conquer the world

All dressed up and playing a vuvuzela, in
Berlin, Germany, on 26 June 2010.
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Dutch fans discover a new use for the
remarkable vuvuzela, during the 2010 Fifa
World Cup group stage match between
Denmark and the Netherlands on 14 June.
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The vuvuzela celebrates Canada Day in
Ottawa on 1 July 2010.
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American soccer fans at the 2010 Fifa World
Cup group stage match between the US and
Algeria at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in
Rustenburg on 23 June. The US won 1-0.
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In Nim Shue Wan Tsuen, Outlying Islands,
Hong Kong, it’s vuvuzela time!
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At a fan fest in Buenos Aires, a fan toots to
Argentina’s 3-1 win over Mexico in their
2010 Fifa World Cup group stage match on
27 June.
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Wearing a chicken hat, a Canadian in
Burnaby, British Columbia, cheers on Nigeria
during their 2010 Fifa World Cup group stage
match against Greece on 17 July.
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Vuvuzelas conquer the world

Wearing a chicken hat, a Canadian in
Burnaby, British Columbia, cheers on Nigeria
during their 2010 Fifa World Cup group stage
match against Greece on 17 July.
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Vuvuzelas conquer the world

US Embassy staff fans cheer on their
embassy colleagues in a football match
against the British High Commission on 28
May 2010, in Pretoria, South Africa. The
match was part of a series of events aimed
at building excitement before the World Cup
match between the US and England in
Rustenburg on 12 June.
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At a fan park in Place de Paris, Luxembourg,
during the 2010 Fifa Fifa World Cup group
match between Portugal and Brazil on 25 June.
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More than 15 000 Chileans packed into
Constitution Square in Santiago to watch
their team play Spain in the 2010 Fifa World
Cup group stage match on 25 June. Many of
them, of course, had vuvuzelas.
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Vuvuzelas conquer the world

More than 15 000 Chileans packed into
Constitution Square in Santiago to watch
their team play Spain in the 2010 Fifa World
Cup group stage match on 25 June. Many of
them, of course, had vuvuzelas.
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Vuvuzelas conquer the world

At a protest in France against pension
reform on 24 June 2010.
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Vuvuzelas conquer the world

In Montreal, Canada, supporters of
Argentina celebrate their team’s 3-1 victory
over Mexico in the 2010 Fifa World Cup
Round of 16 match on 27 June.
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Letting rip at a special vuvuzela evening at
the High Timber restaurant in London,
England, on 9 June 2010. At far right is John
Battersby, the Brand South Africa country
manager for the UK.
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In Berlin, delighted Germans watch their
team’s 4-0 drubbing of Argentina in the 2010
Fifa World Cup quarterfinals on 3 July.
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“What could all those people possibly have
against vuvuzelas?” In Bonn, Germany, on
22 June 2010.
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A fan at a public viewing arena in Leicester,
England, watching the 2010 Fifa World Cup
Round of 16 match between England and
Germany on 27 June. Germany won 4-1.
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Vuvuzelas conquer the world

In Montreal, Canada, Spain supporters
celebrate their team’s 1-0 victory over
Portugal in the 2010 Fifa World Cup Round of
16 match on 29 June.
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Vuvuzelas conquer the world

American soccer fans at the 2010 Fifa World
Cup group stage match between the US and
Algeria at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in
Rustenburg on 23 June. The US won 1-0.
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Digital art: Louis Armstrong playing the vuvuzela.
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Digital art: Kenny G playing the vuvuzela.
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Vuvuzela at sunset in Sweden on 4 July 2010.
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Vuvuzela sunburst in São Paulo, Brazil, on
15 June 2010.
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