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The world's best cricketers get ready to compete for the sport's top prize

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Hairdressers shape the hair of cricket fan Rajna Pandit, 22, to resemble the Cricket World Cup trophy in Mumbai February 17, 2011. The Cricket World Cup is jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and takes place from February 19 to April 2.

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Australia's captain Ricky Ponting rides on a rickshaw during the ICC World Cup Cricket 2011 opening ceremony at The Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on February 17, 2011.

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Indian Hindu priests hold a replica of the Cricket World Cup trophy during a special prayer organised to seek blessings of Hindu god Lord Ganesha for the victory of the Indian cricket team in the tournament, at the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai on Feburary 17, 2011.

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England's captain Andrew Strauss arrives on a rickshaw at the opening ceremony of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka February 17, 2011.

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Stumpy, the mascot of the Cricket World Cup is carried on a rickshaw during the opening ceremony at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, February 17, 2011.

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Media capture images of the Cricket World Cup during the 2011 ICC World Cup Captain's Press Conference at the Sheraton Hotel on February 17, 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Canadian singer Bryan Adams performs during the opening ceremony for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, February 17, 2011.

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Participants perform during the opening ceremony of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, February 17, 2011.

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Canada's captain Ashish Bagai arrives on a rickshaw at the opening ceremony of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, February 17, 2011.

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An artist paints the head of a cricket fan in the colours of the Indian flag alongside a haircut resembling the cricket World Cup trophy, in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. India's in-form team has raised the hopes of this cricket-mad country as it prepares to co-host the World Cup, hoping desperately to land the title for the first time in nearly 30 years.

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Fans celebrate ahead of the start of the CWC Cricket World Cup Opening ceremony on February 17, 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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