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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 June, 2004, 08:48 GMT 09:48 UK
In Pictures: Greece celebrates
Central Athens comes to a standstill as fans celebrate the historic victory
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Celebrations have taken place across Greece following the country's sensational 1-0 win over France in the Euro 2004 football tournament.
Young and old people, such as this pair, left home to mark the win
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Thousands of people from all walks of life flooded on to the streets immediately after the final whistle was blown.
Omonia square in Athens where people celebrated late into the night
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There were ecstatic scenes, as Greece reached the semi-finals to play Denmark or the Czech Republic.
Greek fans in front of the White Tower, a landmark of the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece
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No one had dared predict they would defeat France, the reigning European champions.
Greeks waving flags in central Athens
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The main square in Athens was awash with flags - the German coach Otto Rehhagel who turned the Greek side around is now known as 'King Otto'.
Greeks letting off fireworks at the Omonia Centre in central Athens
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Some fans let off fireworks and flares.
Foreigners living in Greece celebrate in downtown Athens
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Others partied through the night.




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