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South Africa look to 2010. New stamp for next World Cup issued

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As the dust settles following Italy's triumph at World Cup 2006 in Germany, 2010 hosts South Africa have issued a new stamp to commemorate their staging of the next finals.

Students at the Pretoria Open Window Art Academy were asked to submit designs for the new issue, however they were given strict instructions not to use images of football players, any team logos or colors and the stamp had to have an educational theme.

The winning design was created by second year student Michelle Beukes, who decided to use the image of an African wild dog against a fiery backdrop.

"I chose the Wild Dog as a symbol for the miniature sheet because they are found only in Africa, south of the Sahara and in particular the dogs work in teams

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