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Members of the Russian delegation celebrate after Russia was announced as host for 2018 during the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cup Bid Announcement in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010.  (AP Photo/Keystone/Steffen Schmidt)
Photo by: Steffen Schmidt
Members of the Russian delegation celebrate after Russia was announced as host for 2018 during the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cup Bid Announcement in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Keystone/Steffen Schmidt)

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