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LOOK: The best photos from the World Cup, Vol. I

By Matt Norlander | CBSSports.com

How pretty. Playing on the beach in Rio de Janeiro as the sun falls away. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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The most anticipated global sporting event is back, and of course we're going to have so many photos worth sharing from around Brazil.

CBSSports.com will be posting a number of installments of the best photography from the World Cup over the next month. This is the first set. Enjoy, and share.

Love this one. Robin van Persie's header gives the Dutch its first goal of the Cup. (Getty Images)

Spain's Iker Casillas watches as a header from Robin van Persie goes over his head. (Getty)

Neymar of Brazil takes a corner kick during the match between Brazil and Croatia. (Getty Images)

Gervinho of the Ivory Coast, left, celebrates scoring with teammate Didier Drogba. (Getty)

Oscar of Brazil and Ivan Rakitic of Croatia. Mirror images. Mortal Kombat-like. (Getty Images)

Great shot by Robert Cianflone of a boy backflipping with ball on the beach in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Getty)

Italy star Mario Balotelli heads in goal No. 2 for his club against England. (Getty Images)

Demonstrators from the anarchist group Black Bloc clash with police on opening day, in Sao Paulo. (Getty)

Forces barricade and fire tear gas at protestors in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 12. (Getty Images)

Pre-match, Switzerland vs. Ecuador, at Estadio Nacional on June 15. (Getty Images)

Greece goalie Orestis Karnezis watches Pablo Armero's (Columbia) shot scoot by. (Getty Images)

Um, fair? France's Mathieu Debuchy mauls Honduras' Roger Espinoza. (Getty Images)

Christ the Redeemer lit with Brazil's colors on June 11 atop Corcovado Hill in Rio de Janeiro. (AFP/Getty)

From left: Honduras' Emilio Izaguirre, Roger Espinoza, Oscar Boniek Garcia protest France's second goal. (Getty)

A boy plays alone on the streets outside Arena Amazonia, where Italy and England played on June 14. (Getty)

Mexico's Paul Aguilar and Cameroon's Benoit Assou-Ekotto head each other, and miss the ball. (USATSI)

Ups! Urugay's Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring his team's first goal via penalty kick vs. Costa Rica. (Getty)

Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina during the anthems at Maracana Stadium. (Getty)

And a few shots to embed here. Loved these. Can't wait for the next round of photos. We'll post the best of every Monday from now through the end of the World Cup.

 
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