06/24/2010 02:41 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

World Cup Fans: The Agony And The Ecstasy (PHOTOS)

World Cup fans are living and breathing their teams, and the AP caught some of the emotion, seen in photographs below.

From face painting to full costumes to flag decal fingernails, they are physically representing. There is also the pain and the joy evident in their faces and body language.

Below, in no particular order, are just a few of some countries most impassioned fans.

World Cup Fans