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World Cup 2014 Opening Ceremony In Pictures

12/06/2014 20:25 BST | Updated 12/06/2014 22:59 BST

Brazil got the 2014 World Cup underway with the official opening ceremony in São Paulo ahead of the tournament hosts' opening game with Croatia.

Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Claudia Leitte rounded off a brief and underwhelming performance with the World Cup's official song inside the Arena Corinthians.

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Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Claudia Leitte perform at the opening ceremony