[Johannesburg, October 19. Image via Getty]

A young South African girl takes part in 'football for Hope' in Alexandra township in Johannesburg on October 19, 2009. While the FIFA World Cup 2010 will bring together the greatest football teams on the planet, a different 32 teams from across the globe will converge on Alexandra for a very different festival of football: to represent the power of the game for social change. The teams taking part in football for Hope will represent organisations from around the world that use football to tackle such issues as ethnic violence in Israel and Palestine, environmental pollution in the slums of Kenya, HIV/Aids education in South Africa, landmine education in Cambodia, and gang culture in Ecuador. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

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