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AFP’s World Cup photo coverage to be displayed on Newseum’s huge HD screen beginning June 13
The Newseum, in partnership with AFP, will display the very best of the global news agency’s photo coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Beginning June 13, Newseum visitors will see dramatic images of the competition as soccer teams from 32 countries compete in 12 cities throughout Brazil for international soccer’s biggest prize.
Every day during the World Cup, images captured by AFP photographers will be featured on the 40-by-22-foot high-definition media screen in the Newseum’s New York Times Great Hall of News. Visible from Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., the massive screen in the 90-foot-high atrium provides a fitting display for AFP’s photo coverage of the international soccer competition. The images also will be available on the museum’s website at newseum.org.
AFP is deploying more than 60 photojournalists to cover the World Cup in Brazil. An AFP photo editor will send a selection of the agency’s most captivating and newsworthy images to the Newseum for display on the huge HD media screen, seen by thousands of Newseum visitors each day.
This is the latest in a series of sports-related photojournalism collaborations between AFP and the Newseum. Previous displays featured photo coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The World Cup photos will be featured on the Newseum’s HD media screen and at newseum.org through July 18.
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