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Best photos from the World Cup final

Updated 11:53 AM ET, Mon July 14, 2014
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German players celebrate with the World Cup trophy after they defeated Argentina 1-0 in the tournament's final match Sunday, July 13, in Rio de Janeiro. Mario Gotze's goal in extra time was the difference. FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer celebrates with a German flag after the match. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
German fans watch a fireworks show near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Germany's Lukas Podolski, left, takes a selfie with teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger after the match. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Argentina's Sergio Aguero lies on the ground as German players celebrate their victory. Michael Steele/Getty Images
Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, and Pablo Zabaleta react after the match. FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images
A Germany fan celebrates while watching the match in Melbourne. Michael Dodge/Getty Images
Gotze, left, celebrates with teammate Thomas Muller after scoring the goal that would decide the match. JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/GEtty images
German players celebrate after the match. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Schweinsteiger, left, and Julian Draxler react after the match. Lars Baron/FIFA via Getty Images
Germany supporters celebrate Gotze's goal while watching the match on a giant screen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images
Schweinsteiger slides to tackle Argentina's Lucas Biglia. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
The World Cup trophy is seen in the Maracana Stadium during the match. Alexander Hassenstein/FIFA via Getty Images
German defender Benedikt Howedes heads the ball away near Messi, left, and teammate Mats Hummels. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Messi, left, dribbles past German defender Jerome Boateng. PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images
Boateng leaps for the ball. Shaun Botterill/FIFA via Getty Images
Germany's Andre Schurrle falls to the ground after a challenge from Zabaleta, center. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Neuer, left, collides with Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain in the second half. Shaun Botterill/FIFA via Getty Images
Neuer punches the ball before colliding with Higuain. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Biglia, left, and Germany's Philipp Lahm go up for a header. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
Biglia, left, and Schweinsteiger head the ball. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
Messi, Argentina's star player and captain, reacts during the match. PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images
Germany's Christoph Kramer lies on the field after a collision in the first half. He later had to be substituted. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
In this photo, shot using a slow shutter speed, Messi makes a run into Germany's penalty box. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images
Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi, left, and Schurrle compete for the ball. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
Schweinsteiger controls the ball on his chest. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
Howedes heads the ball off the post late in the first half. PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images
Boateng, bottom left, clears the ball as Messi and Lavezzi threaten. Michael Steele/Getty Images
Muller stretches for a cross. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
Higuain, right, celebrates what he thought was a goal in the first half. The offside flag was up, however, meaning the goal didn't count. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/afp/getty images
A wide view of the Maracana Stadium. Alex Livesey/FIFA via Getty Images
German midfielder Mesut Ozil, center, tries to dribble past Argentine midfielder Enzo Perez in the first half. PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images
Messi, left, tries to evade Hummels. ODD ANDERSEN/afp/getty images
Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero catches the ball in the first half. GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images
German forward Miroslav Klose, left, and Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay compete for the ball. GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images
Germany's Toni Kroos, left, collides with Biglia. ODD ANDERSEN/afp/getty images
Higuain takes a shot in the first half. PATRIK STOLLARZ/afp/getty images
Klose, left, goes up for a header with Argentine defender Martin Demichelis. ADRIAN DENNIS/afp/getty images
Demichelis challenges Schweinsteiger. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
Players take their positions prior to a free kick in the first half. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Klose controls the ball. Mike Hewitt/FIFA via Getty Images
Hummels, right, marks Messi in the first half. GABRIEL BOUYS/afp/getty images
Klose, center, looks to split Garay, left, and Javier Mascherano. GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images
The two teams shake hands before kickoff. NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images
Photographers gather to take team photos before the match. NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images
Argentina fans cheer at the Maracana Stadium before the match. ADRIAN DENNIS/afp/getty images
Germany fans enjoy the atmosphere at the Maracana. Julian Finney/Getty Images
Singer Rihanna takes her seat in the stadium. GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images
Pop star Shakira, second from left, performs in the closing ceremony prior to the match. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
A performer is seen during the closing ceremony at the Maracana. Since the soccer tournament started on June 12, 63 matches have been played in 12 Brazilian cities. Julian Finney/Getty Images
From left, musicians Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean and Alexandre Pires perform during the closing ceremony. FABRICE COFFRINI/Afp/getty images
Dancers perform during the closing ceremony. Julian Finney/Getty Images
A fan has his face painted in Argentina's national colors prior to the final. DAMIEN MEYER/afp/getty images
During heavy rain in Berlin, a Germany fan uses a cell phone as she waits with thousands of other fans for a live broadcast of the final match. See photos from the third-place match Markus Schreiber/AP