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Last Updated: Sunday, 14 October 2007, 11:42 GMT 12:42 UK
In Pictures: England celebrates

Phil Vickery and Lewis Moody

Phil Vickery and Lewis Moody got the party started after England's 14-9 victory over France during the rugby World Cup semi-final match at the Stade de France in Paris, France.

England fans in fake armour and shields

England fans were in good heart and urged their team on throughout the tense match.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry attended the game and was in good voice for the national anthems.

Sebastien Chabal

France's talisman, Sebastien Chabal, was left shattered by defeat at the final whistle.

An England flag in front of the Arc de Triomphe

Paris had been invaded by an estimated 40,000 English fans for the crucial match.

A French woman

French rugby fans were to experience bitter disappointment at coming so close to the World Cup Final.

England fans in front of the Eiffel Tower

For English fans the party went long into the night, and will probably continue up to the final itself, which will take place on Saturday against either South Africa or Argentina.

England fans in orange wigs

This groups of delirious England fans chose a common theme of crazy orange wigs to dress up in.

Three England fans in costume

Some fans went for a traditional choice of costume, while others appeared to grab whatever fancy dress was on offer.



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