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Super Bowl 50: The best photos

Updated 4:20 PM ET, Fri January 20, 2017
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Quarterback Peyton Manning walks off the field after the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7. It is the second Super Bowl title of Manning's illustrious career. Ben Liebenberg/AP
The Vince Lombardi Trophy is held up by Broncos general manager John Elway after the game. Elway also won two Super Bowls as a Broncos quarterback. Al Bello/Getty Images
Manning and teammate Michael Schofield celebrate C.J. Anderson's touchdown in the second half. Julio Cortez/AP
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton -- the league's Most Valuable Player this season -- reacts after a play in the fourth quarter. He was sacked six times by the dominant Denver defense, which was also credited with a sack on Ted Ginn Jr. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Anderson scores a 2-yard touchdown that basically clinched the game late in the fourth quarter. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Denver safety T.J. Ward recovers a fumble deep in Carolina territory after teammate Von Miller hit Newton in the fourth quarter. It was one of two fumbles forced by Miller in the game. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Miller strips the ball from Newton. He was named the game's Most Valuable Player. Charlie Riedel/AP
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is hit by Carolina's Kony Ealy in the fourth quarter. The hit forced a fumble, and Carolina recovered the ball. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Denver and Carolina players attempt to recover a Manning fumble in the fourth quarter. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Newton passes the ball in the third quarter. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Carolina fullback Mike Tolbert strips the ball from Ward after Ward intercepted a pass in the third quarter. Denver recovered the ball. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Panthers wide receiver Corey Brown makes a 42-yard catch in the third quarter. Al Bello/Getty Images
Panthers kicker Graham Gano misses a 44-yard field goal in the third quarter. The ball bounced off the right goalpost. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
Beyonce, Chris Martin and Bruno Mars perform during the halftime show. Julio Cortez/AP
Ealy intercepts a Manning pass intended for Emmanuel Sanders, left. Al Bello/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Newton sits on the turf after being hit in the first half. At halftime, Carolina trailed Denver 13-7. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Anderson pushes off Cortland Finnegan as he runs the ball during the first half. Jae C. Hong/AP
Tolbert fumbles in the first half as he is hit by the Broncos' Darian Stewart, left. Charlie Riedel/AP
Jordan Norwood returns the ball 61 yards in the second quarter. It is the longest punt return in Super Bowl history. Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Jonathan Stewart leaps into the end zone, scoring a second-quarter touchdown for the Panthers. Al Bello/Getty Images
Denver's Aqib Talib grabs Brown's face mask while tackling him in the second quarter. A penalty was called on Talib, and Jonathan Stewart scored one play later. Al Bello/Getty Images
Denver's Malik Jackson recovers a Newton fumble in the end zone, scoring a touchdown that helped give the Broncos a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. David J. Phillip/AP
The fumble was forced by Miller, who had 2.5 sacks in the game. Charlie Riedel/AP
Carolina wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery tries to pull in a pass during the first quarter. Jae C. Hong/AP
Denver kicker Brandon McManus kicks a field goal -- the first score of the game. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Manning looks to hand the ball off in the first quarter. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Gano kicks off to start the game. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Lady Gaga performs the national anthem before the start of the game. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Members of the U.S. military sing "America the Beautiful." Charlie Riedel/AP
Newton and the Panthers run onto the field before the game. Matt York/AP
Manning and the Broncos take the field. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images