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Peruvian prisoners hold their own Copa America tournament

Mariana Bazo / Reuters

Peruvian prisoners representing "Bolivia" arrive for their own Copa America soccer tournament at Castro-Castro prison in Lima, Peru on June 28. About 250 inmates at the Castro-Castro penitentiary will participate in their mock Copa America Argentina 2011 soccer championship, which will last for one month in Peru. The country's jail authority runs the tournament to help prepare inmates for life on the outside.

Mariana Bazo / Reuters

Peruvian prisoners dressed in Paraguay jerseys attend their own Copa America soccer tournament at Castro-Castro prison.

Mariana Bazo / Reuters

Peruvian prisoners, representing Bolivia and Argentina, fight for the ball on the concrete floor of the prison yard.

Martin Mejia / AP

Inmates gather around and watch a match.

 It's fun to see what soccer (football) fans will do to show their love of the sport.

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