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In pictures: Iraqi football fever

Iraq's captain Younis Mahmoud (left) celebrates with team-mates after scoring a goal against Saudi Arabia during the final match of the Asian Football Cup 2007

Iraq's football captain Younis Mahmoud scored the winning goal that gave his team victory in the Asian Cup final against Saudi Arabia.

Fans at a cafe in Baghdad

This Baghdad cafe erupted into cheers as the winning goal was scored.

Crowd in Karbala, Iraq

Crowds of people flowed into the streets of cities across Iraq, including this group in Karbala, 80km (50 miles) south of Baghdad.

Man with Iraqi flag painted on face in Karbala, Iraq.

The smile on this man's face says it all, as he joined the celebrations in Karbala.

Stockholm, Sweden

There were celebrations in other countries too, like this one in Stockholm, Sweden, where people waved Kurdish, Assyrian, Swedish and Iraqi flags.

Iraqi soldiers in Baghdad

Iraqi soldiers in Baghdad enjoyed their team's victory. Thousands of Iraqis welcomed the win with celebratory gunfire despite a government ban.

An Iraq fan waves the flag at Asian Cup final against Saudi Arabia at Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia - 29/07/2007

Iraq fans were in high spirits ahead of the match at Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Iraq fan in Jakarta, Indonesia

This young fan decorated herself with the Iraqi national flag to cheer on her team.

A shopkeeper folds Iraqi flags in Baghdad - 29/07/2007

A shopkeeper in central Baghdad prepared for the game, folding Iraqi flags.

Iraqi soldier in Baghdad - 29/07/2007

Security was tightened amid fears insurgents would attack crowds of fans. About 50 people were killed in attacks after Iraq's victory in the semi-final.




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