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Cape Town: party in the rain

By David Goldblatt  

Soaking wet crowds are handled by the police at Green Point

We watched the Netherlands-Denmark game on the television and winced. The players were bathed in sunshine, but on the Cape Peninsula it was like a very cold autumn day in Britain: blustery, cold, and wet. As we pulled onto the road into town, a huge shimmering rainbow hung over the low-rise mall and the scattered buildings at the crossroads. We were heading for Green Point Stadium to…

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