Colorful nails at the World Cup

A unique way that women can express their national pride during the World Cup is to paint their nails with the colors or flag of their country. Check out some examples of patriotic nail art on show in Brazil and beyond.

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A woman shows her nails after being painted with the flags of countries that will participate in the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

A woman shows her nails after being painted with the flags of countries that will participate in the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro May 29, 2014. The World Cup will be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 till July 13. Picture taken May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

A client shows designs on nails with topics of the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

A client shows designs on nails with topics of the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro May 27, 2014. The World Cup will be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 till July 13. Picture taken May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

Combo picture of nails painted with designs of flags of the countries that will participate in the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

Combo picture of nails painted with designs of flags of countries that will participate in the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro May 29, 2014. The World Cup will be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 till July 13. Picture taken May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A woman poses to show her nails with the designs and colors of Brazilian flag in Rio de Janeiro

A woman poses to show her nails with the designs and colors of Brazilian flag in Rio de Janeiro May 27, 2014. The World Cup will be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 till July 13. Picture taken May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Fan of France sports painted nails in the country's colours before their 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match against Ecuador at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro

A fan of France sports painted nails in the country's colours before their 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match against Ecuador at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

A manicurist makes designs on nails with the flags of countries that will participate in the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

A manicurist makes designs on nails with the flags of countries that will participate in the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro May 29, 2014. The World Cup will be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 till July 13. Picture taken May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

A England soccer fan holds a glass with her nails painted in her teams colours as she watches her team play against Italy during the 2014 World Cup at a bar in central London

A England soccer fan holds a glass with her nails painted in her teams colours as she watches her team play against Italy during the 2014 World Cup at a bar in central London June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Neil Hall (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

A Colombia fans with painted nails

A Colombia fan with a painted face enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Greece at Estadio Mineirao on June 14, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

A woman poses to show her nails painted with a design of a soccer field ahead 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

A woman poses to show her nails painted with a design of a soccer field ahead 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro May 27, 2014. The World Cup will be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 till July 13. Picture taken May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

A manicurist paints nails with the Brazilian colours ahead the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

A manicurist paints nails with the Brazilian colours ahead the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro May 27, 2014. The World Cup will be held in 12 cities in Brazil from June 12 till July 13.Picture taken May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)