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World Cup 2018: The hidden world of Russian goalposts

As the World Cup draws closer, Reuters photographers have been documenting the colourful, creative and modest world of goalposts found in communities around Russia .

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Image caption The town of Dolgoprudny in the Moscow region
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Image caption An Orthodox church in the Siberian village of Tyulkovo in Krasnoyarsk region
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Image caption Hay fills a goal during the traditional Cossack games outside the village of Arkhonskaya in the Republic of North Ossetia, Alania
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Image caption Having a swinging time in St Petersburg
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Image caption The village of Bolshaya Dzhalga in Stavropol region
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Image caption The Siberian settlement of Novosyolovo, Krasnoyarsk region
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Image caption Ostrov Otdykha (the Island of Rest), located in the middle of the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk
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Image caption Cossacks sit on a bench next to some goalposts covered with a screen during the traditional Cossack games outside the village of Arkhonskaya in the Republic of North Ossetia, Alania
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Image caption Verkhnyaya Biryusa village, in the Taiga area near the Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk
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Image caption A tourist centre on the bank of the Belyo Lake in the Republic of Khakassia, Siberia
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Image caption A cadet holds a model of a sword as he trains at the stadium of the General Yermolov Cadet School in Stavropol

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