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South Africans insist they will be ready

Updated: August 6, 2009, 5:26 PM ET
By Bob Ley | ESPN

SOWETO, South Africa -- The girl, just several steps off the tour bus full of English rugby fans, can't be older than 15 or 16. She still is cradling her catered lunch in her hands when she is startled by the image.

"Oh, my God," she says.

Here, at the Hector Peterson Memorial in Soweto, is a larger-than-life-size replica of the photograph that galvanized public opinion around the world.

This memorial is sacred ground to black South Africans, commemorating ...

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