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How safe is South Africa?

Updated: June 14, 2010, 8:17 PM ET
By Luke Cyphers | ESPN The Magazine

PRETORIA, South Africa -- En route to a U.S. training session in Pretoria, the two elements of South Africa's security efforts during the World Cup come into stark relief.

In the air is a light airplane, circling over the U.S. team's bus motorcade during its journey from the hotel to the practice field, an acknowledgment, though few will officially acknowledge it, that World Cup teams are possible terrorist targets.

On the ground, a road sign near a major intersection ...

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