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May 30, 2018

The secret lives of goalposts

The secret lives of goalposts

Never mind Russia's state of the art World Cup stadiums, Reuters photographers have been capturing the eclectic settings of communities' spartan goalposts and pitches.

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A goalpost in a yard of a Stalin-era high-rise building in Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2018. Picture taken using long exposure and freeze light. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Children play at a goalpost during the traditional Cossack games outside the village of Arkhonskaya in the Republic of North Ossetia, Alania, Russia, March 18, 2017. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

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Hay fills a goalpost during the traditional Cossack games outside the village of Arkhonskaya in the Republic of North Ossetia, Alania, Russia, March 18, 2017. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

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A boy hangs from a goalpost in St. Petersburg, Russia, May 7, 2018. ANTON VAGANOV/REUTERS

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A boy rides a gyro-scooter near a goalpost on a football pitch in the Siberian town of Divnogorsk, Russia, April 12, 2018. ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS

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A man rides a horse near a goalpost in the village of Bolshaya Dzhalga in Stavropol region, Russia, March 3, 2017. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

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A participant is seen through a goalpost during an amateur football tournament at a stadium made from straw and named Zenit Arena, in the settlement of Krasnoye in Stavropol region, Russia, July 22, 2017. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

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A man runs near goalposts on a football pitch in a settlement in Stavropol region, Russia, May 19, 2017. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

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Children play with a puppy near a goalpost on a football pitch in the Siberian settlement of Novosyolovo, Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, April 25, 2018. ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS

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A boy rides a bicycle near a goalpost in Yevpatoria, Crimea, April 10, 2018. PAVEL REBROV/REUTERS

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A car is seen through a goalpost while driving along a road in the Siberian village of Tyulkovo, Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, April 25, 2018. ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS

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A dog stands near a goalpost in Ryazantsevo settlement in Yaroslavl region, Russia, May 13, 2018. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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Goats walk near a goalpost in the village of Pervomayskoye, Crimea, May 14, 2018. PAVEL REBROV/REUTERS

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People and dogs walk near a goalpost on the Ostrov Otdykha (the Island of Rest), located in the middle of the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, April 25, 2018. ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS

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Goalposts stand in the town of Chkalovsky in Moscow region, Russia, May 14, 2018. TATYANA MAKEYEVA/REUTERS

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A goalpost stands in the town of Dolgoprudny in the Moscow region, Russia, April 19, 2018. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Self-made goalposts stand on a soccer pitch in Verkhnyaya Biryusa village, located in the Taiga area near the Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, April 10, 2018. ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS

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A goalpost stands in Sevastopol, Crimea, May 19, 2018. PAVEL REBROV/REUTERS

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A cadet holds a model of a sword in front of a goalpost as he trains at the stadium of the General Yermolov Cadet School in Stavropol, Russia, November 9, 2017. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

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Cossacks sit on a bench next to a goalpost covered with a screen during the traditional Cossack games outside the village of Arkhonskaya in the Republic of North Ossetia - Alania, Russia, March 18, 2017. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

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A goalpost stands in the village of Pribrezhnoye, Saksky region, Crimea, May 5, 2018. PAVEL REBROV/REUTERS

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A man sits on a goalpost in the settlement of Novo-Schedrinskaya, Chechnya, Russia, April 19, 2018. SAID TSARNAYEV/REUTERS

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A goalpost stands in the village of Glinka, Saksky region, Crimea, May 5, 2018. PAVEL REBROV/REUTERS

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A goalpost stands in the village of Lesnovka, Saksky district, Crimea, May 5, 2018. PAVEL REBROV/REUTERS

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Goalposts lay on the ground as people gather at a flooded beach on the bank of the Volga River in Samara, Russia, May 5, 2018. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A goalpost stands in Yevpatoria, Crimea, April 10, 2018. PAVEL REBROV/REUTERS

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A goalpost stands in front of an Orthodox church in the Siberian village of Tyulkovo in Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, April 25, 2018. ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS

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A goalpost stands in the village of Zhuravli, Crimea, May 15, 2018. PAVEL REBROV/REUTERS

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A goalpost stands at a tourist centre on the bank of the Belyo Lake in the Republic of Khakassia, Siberia, Russia, April 25, 2018. ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS

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