Photo Album: Diplomats at UN Geneva Celebrate World Cup South Africa Kickoff Day!

Right to Left: Ambassador Betty E. King, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, South Africa's Ambassador to the United Nations, and Ambassador Laura Kennedy, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament.
Right to Left: Ambassador Betty E. King, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, South Africa’s Ambassador to the United Nations, and Ambassador Laura Kennedy, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament.

Today, Friday June 11 is Kickoff Day for the 2010 World Cup, the first FIFA World Cup ever held on the African continent.

U.S. Diplomats took up the invitation of the Permanent Mission of South Africa for diplomats from qualifying countries to wear their national jerseys to the United Nations on Fridays during the duration of the World Cup.

U.S. Mission photographer Eric Bridiers captured a few photos at the Palais des Nations June 11.
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