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Messi in India

<p>An Indian soccer fan, with Argentinean colours painted on his face, celebrates Argentinean soccer player Lionel Messi's 19th birthday in Kolkata June 24, 2006. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw</p>

An Indian soccer fan, with Argentinean colours painted on his face, celebrates Argentinean soccer player Lionel Messi's 19th birthday in Kolkata June 24, 2006. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

An Indian soccer fan, with Argentinean colours painted on his face, celebrates Argentinean soccer player Lionel Messi's 19th birthday in Kolkata June 24, 2006. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

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<p>A screen printer hangs t-shirts up to dry after printing portraits of Lionel Messi onto them at a sports goods market in Kolkata September 1, 2011. Argentina will play an international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata on Friday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri </p>

A screen printer hangs t-shirts up to dry after printing portraits of Lionel Messi onto them at a sports goods market in Kolkata September 1, 2011. Argentina will play an international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata on Friday....more

A screen printer hangs t-shirts up to dry after printing portraits of Lionel Messi onto them at a sports goods market in Kolkata September 1, 2011. Argentina will play an international friendly soccer match against Venezuela in Kolkata on Friday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>An Argentina team supporter (C) puts up posters featuring soccer player Lionel Messi and former Argentina coach Diego Maradona (L), on a street in Kolkata September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

An Argentina team supporter (C) puts up posters featuring soccer player Lionel Messi and former Argentina coach Diego Maradona (L), on a street in Kolkata September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

An Argentina team supporter (C) puts up posters featuring soccer player Lionel Messi and former Argentina coach Diego Maradona (L), on a street in Kolkata September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Children wearing Argentina team jerseys play soccer in front of posters featuring Lionel Messi, on a street in Kolkata September 1, 2011.  REUTERS/Rupak De Chowduri </p>

Children wearing Argentina team jerseys play soccer in front of posters featuring Lionel Messi, on a street in Kolkata September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowduri

Children wearing Argentina team jerseys play soccer in front of posters featuring Lionel Messi, on a street in Kolkata September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowduri

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<p>A sculptor adds finishing touches to a sand portrait of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi as he celebrates Messi's 19th birthday beside a pavement in Kolkata June 24, 2006. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw</p>

A sculptor adds finishing touches to a sand portrait of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi as he celebrates Messi's 19th birthday beside a pavement in Kolkata June 24, 2006. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

A sculptor adds finishing touches to a sand portrait of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi as he celebrates Messi's 19th birthday beside a pavement in Kolkata June 24, 2006. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

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