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Brazil celebrates Argentina's defeat

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Brazilians bitter about their team's disastrous World Cup celebrated Argentina's defeat to Germany in the final Sunday by dancing and launching fireworks, relieved that their arch-rivals failed to triumph on their soil. 

Residents take pictures with the view of the Maracana Stadium at Mangueira shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil after Germany won the World Cup 2014 on Sunday. (AFP photo)

In Brasilia and Sao Paulo, fireworks exploded after Mario Goetze scored in extra-time to give the Germans a last-gasp victory at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.

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