Friday Photo: World Cup Weirdness

A saleswoman poses with a World Cup trophy-shaped water pipe, or hubbly bubbly, at a shopping mall in Menlyn near Pretoria on June 17, 2010. The pipe retails for 450 rand (60 USD). The 2010 World Cup football tournament is taking place in South Africa from June 11 to July 11. Two langoustines fight for ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL; AFP PHOTO BARBARA SAX; Dominic Barnardt/Getty Images
AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL; AFP PHOTO BARBARA SAX; Dominic Barnardt/Getty Images
AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL; AFP PHOTO BARBARA SAX; Dominic Barnardt/Getty Images

A saleswoman poses with a World Cup trophy-shaped water pipe, or hubbly bubbly, at a shopping mall in Menlyn near Pretoria on June 17, 2010. The pipe retails for 450 rand (60 USD). The 2010 World Cup football tournament is taking place in South Africa from June 11 to July 11.

Two langoustines fight for a football in their basin decorated like a soccer pitch on June 16, 2010 at the Sea Life aquarium in Berlin. During the FIFA Football World Cup which is taking place until July 11, 2010 in South Africa, the langoustines get every afternoon a small football filled with sardines in their aquarium.

A saleswoman poses with a World Cup trophy-shaped water pipe, or hubbly bubbly, at a shopping mall in Menlyn near Pretoria on June 17, 2010. The pipe retails for 450 rand (60 USD). The 2010 World Cup football tournament is taking place in South Africa from June 11 to July 11.

Two langoustines fight for a football in their basin decorated like a soccer pitch on June 16, 2010 at the Sea Life aquarium in Berlin. During the FIFA Football World Cup which is taking place until July 11, 2010 in South Africa, the langoustines get every afternoon a small football filled with sardines in their aquarium.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 18: The GoGo Grannies attend an adidas football masterskills training session with Bafana player Morgan Gould at Discovery Soccer Park on June 18, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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