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A girl celebrates in the Qatari capital Doha after the tiny Gulf state was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup on Dec. 2, 2010. Qatar became the first Arab, Middle Eastern or Muslim country to be awarded the right to stage football's World Cup Nov. 30, 2010 (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)
Photo by: OSAMA FAISAL
A girl celebrates in the Qatari capital Doha after the tiny Gulf state was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup on Dec. 2, 2010. Qatar became the first Arab, Middle Eastern or Muslim country to be awarded the right to stage football's World Cup Nov. 30, 2010 (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

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