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2013 Super Bowl: The best photos

Updated 1:10 PM ET, Mon February 4, 2013
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Morgan Cox of the Baltimore Ravens lies on the field while celebrating after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, February 3, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Super bowl MVP Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens celebreates with his teammates. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens, left, shakes hands with his brother, head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers, after winning Super Bowl XLVII in a close contest. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Retiring linebacker Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates as confetti falls after the game. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Perrish Cox of the San Francisco 49ers kneels on the sideline after his team lost the Super Bowl to the Baltimore Ravens. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the win. Harry How/Getty Images
Quarterback Joe Flacco is tackled by teammates while celebrating after the game. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
The Ravens' Ray Lewis celebrates his team's win. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick walks off the field after the game. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Bobbie Williams of the Baltimore Ravens, right, and his teammates celebrate their win against the San Francisco 49ers. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
Confetti falls on the field as the Ravens celebrate their 34-31 victory over the 49ers. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Cornerback Perrish Cox of the San Francisco 49ers kneels down among the confetti following his team's loss. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Vonta Leach, left, and Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens celebrate on the field after the game. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Michael Crabtree of the San Francisco 49ers fails to make a catch in the end zone late in the fourth quarter against Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens. Al Bello/Getty Images
Ray Lewis, left, and Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens celebrate after the San Francisco 49ers couldn't convert on a fourth down play in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Michael Oher of the Ravens lifts teammate Arthur Jones into the air as the clock runs out. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers makes contact with Bernard Pierce of the Baltimore Ravens. Harry E. Walker/MCT/Getty Images
Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens throws a pass in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers. Rob Carr/Getty Images
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers scores a 15-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Ravens. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Anquan Boldin of the Baltimore Ravens stiff-arms Chris Culliver of the San Francisco 49ers after catching a 30-yard pass in the third quarter. Al Bello/Getty Images
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco throws a pass against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII. Harry How/Getty Images
Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens watches from the bench during the third quarter. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Ted Ginn Jr., left, of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with teammate Dashon Goldson after a long punt return. Harry How/Getty Images
Bernard Pierce of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled by Dashon Goldson of the 49ers. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Arthur Jones of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after a tackle during Super Bowl XLVII. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Tarell Brown of the San Francisco 49ers causes Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens to fumble in the third quarter; Brown recovered the fumble. Harry How/Getty Images
Frank Gore of the 49ers runs in for a touchdown in the third quarter past Corey Graham of the Ravens. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Frank Gore, left, and Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers celebrate after Gore scored a 6-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter. Harry How/Getty Images
Running back Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with quarterback Colin Kaepernick after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Frank Gore of the 49ers celebrates his 6-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Michael Crabtree of the 49ers scores on a touchdown pass in the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Ted Ginn Jr. of the 49ers returns a punt 32 yards against Sam Koch of the Ravens. Win McNamee/Getty Images
49er fans react as they watch Super Bowl XLVII at Gold Dust Lounge in San Francisco. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Anquan Boldin of the Baltimore Ravens attempts to catch a pass in front of Chris Culliver, center, and Dashon Goldson of the San Francisco 49ers. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Michael Crabtree of the San Francisco 49ers runs into the end zone on a 31-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. Rob Carr/Getty Images
Terrell Suggs of the Baltimore Ravens paces on the field during the power outage. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
The San Francisco 49ers wait for all the power to come back to the Superdome. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
Quarterback Joe Flacco and Baltimore Ravens teammates wait on the field as a third-quarter power outage brings Super Bowl XLVII to a temporary halt. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
The Ravens' cheerleaders perform on the sidelines during the power outage. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
A sudden power outage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome causes a 34-minute delay early in the third quarter. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
Jacoby Jones of the Baltimore Ravens, No. 12, does "the Ray Lewis dance" to celebrate his 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at the start of the third quarter. Al Bello/Getty Images
Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones celebrates his touchdown at the start of the second half. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Jacoby Jones of the Baltimore Ravens runs the second-half kickoff back 108 yards for a touchdown. Al Bello/Getty Images
Jacoby Jones of the Baltimore Ravens returns the second-half kickoff 108 yards for a record-tying touchdown. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Pop singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Beyonce sings during her halftime performance. Christopher Polk/Getty Images
Beyonce greets fans during the halftime show. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Beyonce lies on stage while performing Sunday night. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Beyonce appears on a rising platform during the halftime show. Al Bello/Getty Images
Beyonce dances in front of a screen on stage. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Beyonce performs a medley of her hits at halftime on Sunday. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Arthur Jones of the Baltimore Ravens exults as he walks off of the field at halftime. Harry How/Getty Images
49ers kicker David Akers celebrates after kicking a 27-yard field goal in the second quarter. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Cary Williams of the Ravens exchanges words with Delanie Walker of the 49ers. Harry How/Getty Images
From left, Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, Joe Flacco and Kelechi Osemele of the Baltimore Ravens celebrate after Jones scored on a 56-yard touchdown pass from Flacco. Harry How/Getty Images
Jacoby Jones, left, and Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens celebrate after their second-quarter touchdown. Harry How/Getty Images
Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones catches the ball before running it in for a touchdown against Chris Culliver of the 49ers. Harry How/Getty Images
Jacoby Jones of the Ravens catches a 56-yard pass. He would get up and score. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Jacoby Jones of the Ravens runs on a 56-yard touchdown pass past Chris Culliver of the San Francisco 49ers. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Fans cheer in the cavernouse Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans during Super Bowl XLVII. Rob Carr/Getty Images
Dennis Pitta of the Baltimore Ravens pulls in a 1-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Mark Cornelison/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT
Ed Dickson of the Baltimore Ravens is brought down by Donte Whitner of the San Francisco 49ers. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Kicker Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens is stopped short of a first down on a fake field goal attempt in the second quarter. Patrick Willis is the tackler. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Dennis Pitta of the Baltimore Ravens, right, celebrates with teammate Matt Birk after catching a touchdown pass in the second quarter. Al Bello/Getty Images
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco celebrates after throwing a 1-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Pitta. Rob Carr/Getty Images
Dennis Pitta of the Baltimore Ravens catches a touchdown pass in front of Donte Whitner, left, and Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers. Al Bello/Getty Images
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers rolls out of the pocket against the Ravens. Paul Morse/MCT/Getty Images
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams reacts angrily after a play as head linesman Steve Stelljes and 49ers fullback Bruce Miller attempt to hold him back. Al Bello/Getty Images
Joe Flacco, left, and Jacoby Jones of the Baltimore Ravens celebrate after Flacco threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Pitta. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Donte Whitner of the San Francisco 49ers commits a face mask penalty against Ed Dickson of the Baltimore Ravens in the second quarter. Harry How/Getty Images
Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball against the 49ers. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Arthur Jones of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after recovering a fumble from LaMichael James of the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of Super Bowl XLVII. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Courtney Upshaw of the Ravens forces LaMichael James of the 49ers to fumble in the second quarter. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Quarterback Joe Flacco of the Ravens attempts to escape pressure from Ahmad Brooks of the 49ers. Rob Carr/Getty Images
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco scrambles out of the pocket against the 49ers. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Bernard Pollard of the Baltimore Ravens tries to tackle Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers rolls out of the pocket and looks to pass during the second quarter. Paul Morse/MCT via Getty Images
Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers goes airborne after catching a pass against the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter of Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday, February 3. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
David Akers of the San Francisco 49ers kicks a 36-yard field goal in the first quarter. Harry How/Getty Images
Paul Kruger of the Baltimore Ravens sacks 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Rob Carr/Getty Images
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts to a play in the first quarter. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick directs his teammates before a snap in the first quarter. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers runs with the ball in front of Ravens safety Bernard Pollard, No. 31. Al Bello/Getty Images
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco scrambles with the ball against 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald. Harry How/Getty Images
Anquan Boldin of the Baltimore Ravens makes a 13-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, February 3, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin brings the ball down in the end zone. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Donte Whitner of the 49ers tries to defend Anquan Boldin of the Ravens. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers drops back to pass in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens. Rob Carr/Getty Images
Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens kicks the ball to the San Francisco 49ers to start Super Bowl XLVII. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Alicia Keys sings the National Anthem before the start of Super Bowl XLVII. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Alicia Keys reaches into the air during her rendition of the National Anthem. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Children in the Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus walk off the field after singing "America The Beautiful" prior to Super Bowl XLVII. Al Bello/Getty Images
The Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus stands on the field for their performance of "America the Beautiful." Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Singer Jennifer Hudson performs "America The Beautiful" with the Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
The American flag hangs above the field as Jennifer Hudson performs "America the Beautiful" with the Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
The San Francisco 49ers take the field. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
The 49ers huddle up prior to the start of the game. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
The 49ers huddle on the field prior to taking on the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
C.J. Spillman of the San Francisco 49ers kneels in the endzone prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders get ready take the field ahead of the game against the Baltimore Ravens. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Veteran Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis runs onto the field as cheerleaders and fans cheer. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Dancers perform on the field before the start of Super Bowl XLVII. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
49ers mascot Sourdough Sam waves a flag on the field as players take the field shortly before kickoff. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Quarterback Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens stands on the field prior to kickoff against the San Francisco 49ers. Harry How/Getty Images
Ravens cheerleaders stand on the sidelines before Sunday night's game against the 49ers. Win McNamee/Getty Images
The Southern University Marching Band gets ready to perform before the start of Super Bowl XLVII. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers warms up on the field prior to the Super Bowl. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens hugs linebacker Ray Lewis prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Baltimore Ravens players gather around team leader Ray Lewis as he leads them in a rally on the field just before the start of the game. Rob Carr/Getty Images
Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens warms up on field before the start of Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers. Harry How/Getty Images
Head coach Jim Harbaugh works with quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers during warm-ups prior to the game. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Head coach Jim Harbaugh, right, of the San Francisco 49ers shakes hands with his brother, head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens, prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
A Baltimore Ravens fan wears his heart on his scalp in New Orleans. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
O.J. Brigance, left, senior player development adviser for the Baltimore Ravens, makes his way across the field with his wife, Chanda, prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII. Brigance, a former Ravens player, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2007. Harry How/Getty Images
A 49ers fan is weighed down with team paraphernalia poses outside the Superdome before the start of the game. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
49ers fans cheer for their team from the stands during pre-game warm-ups. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Super Bowl programs are sold outside the stadium as fans stream into the Superdome. Al Bello/Getty Images
San Francisco fans Shane Knight, left, and Jimmy Bowers are hoping the 49ers earn another ring. Win McNamee/Getty Images