Google has celebrated the launch of the 2014 Fifa World Cup with a Doodle on its homepage.
Users who land on the search engine’s homepage will see a football bounce onto the screen, in the green and yellow of host nation Brazil's official flag.
The letters which make up the company’s logo then sprout tiny stick arms and legs and bob up and down, while a cartoon version of Rio de Janeiro unfolds in the background.
Iconic landmarks appear in the depiction, including the almost 100ft statue of Christ the Redeemer pictured atop the Corcovado Mountain, and cable cars travelling to the Sugar Loaf Mountain.
World Cup 2014: Street art in Brazil
World Cup 2014: Street art in Brazil
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Paulo Ito's mural of a starving, crying child with only a football on his dinner plate serves to highlight the vast expense of hosting the World Cup
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Brazil's World Cup street art ranges from the positive to the darkly political
3/20 Rua Tavares Bastos in Rio de Janeiro
Famous footballers from across the world adorn Brazil's walls
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Brazilian artist Jambeiro paints a graffiti in reference to the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro
5/20 Vila Flavia in Sao Paulo
A child looks out from the window of his home painted with graffiti by members of OPNI, in reference to the 2014 World Cup, in the Vila Flavia slum of Sao Paulo. The OPNI , a Portuguese acronym which means "Unidentified Graffiti Artists", was formed in 1997 as a means of transforming the streets in the slums into an open-air gallery where the group could express their gripes while also denouncing what they perceive as social injustice. Graffiti artists in Sao Paulo are using their art to take jabs at the establishment they believe have engaged in gross overspending in preparation for this year's World Cup in Brazil
6/20 Rua Cafe Filho in Natal
7/20 Rua Tavares Bastos in Rio de Janeiro
8/20 Rua São Pedro in Ponta Negra
9/20 Ceilandia in Brasilia
A woman walks past a street wall decorated with graffiti referencing the 2014 World Cup in the neighborhood of Ceilandia in Brasilia
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Children play soccer in a street decorated with graffiti of Brazil's national soccer players, referencing the 2014 World Cup, in the neighborhood of Ceilandia in Brasilia
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Felipe Francisco (L) plays soccer with Thiago Assis (R) in a street decorated with a graffiti of Brazil national soccer players referencing the 2014 World Cup in the neighborhood of Ceilandia in Brasilia
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A girl plays soccer in front of graffiti created by acclaimed local graffiti artist Acme in the pacified Pavao-Pavaozinho community in Rio de Janeiro
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A graffiti depicting Brazilian football fans in Rio de Janeiro
14/20 Line 2-Maracana subway station in Rio de Janeiro
A graffiti depicting 'Fuleco', the mascot of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, at the Maracana tube station, next to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro
15/20 Sao Paulo
An artist works on a graffiti in celebration of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 at Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo
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A graffiti depicting Brazilian football player Cafu, painted by Brazilian street artist Paulo Consentino in celebration of the FIFA 2014 World Cup, is seen on a perimeter wall of the Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo
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A graffiti referring to the 2014 World Cup is seen in Rio de Janeiro
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Kids play soccer in front of a graffiti mural created by acclaimed local graffiti artist Acme which honors deceased dancer Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira, in the pacified Pavao-Pavaozinho community in Rio de Janeiro
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Artist Jambeiro (44) speaks next to one of his works, a graffiti depicting recent protests against the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 in Rio de Janeiro
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The first matches to be played in the tournament on Thursday will be between Group A teams Brazil and Croatia, at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. Mexico and Cameroon; Spain and the Netherlands; and Chile and Australia will play on Friday.
England will not take to a pitch until Saturday 14 June, when they will play against fellow Group D team Italy at 6:00pm.
Despite the positive impression of the games given by the bobbing, brightly-coloured Doodle, preparations for the 2014 World Cup have been marred by accidents, delays, and fears that stadiums will not be ready in time.
The latest problem caused a worked to be killed, following an accident at a construction project to build a monorail Sao Paulo.
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