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Finding solace in soccer

Updated: July 6, 2010, 12:02 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

JOHANNESBURG -- In Newtown, where railways and trading companies once thrived, an old problem was confronted with a new twist.

If you happened to be walking past Newtown Park, where you could get a clear view of the towering spectacle known as the Nelson Mandela Bridge, the soccer game being played on a dusty field probably didn't look like anything special.

Until you saw the players' jerseys.

In bold, black letters, they all read: HIV Positive.

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