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Last Updated: Sunday, 5 February 2006, 22:39 GMT
Super Bowl photos

Steam rises in Detroit

Freezing cold Detroit hosts Super Bowl XL between Pittsburgh and Seattle - fortunately the match is played under cover

The pre-game entertainment includes Aaron Neville and a fully-clothed Aretha Franklin, who sang the Star Spangled Banner

Pre-game highlights include a fully-clothed Aretha Franklin and Aaron Neville, singing the Star Spangled Banner

Ford field is awash with the black and gold of the Pittsburgh Steeler fans, who massively outnumber their Seahawk rivals

Ford Field is awash with the black and gold of the Pittsburgh Steeler fans, who massively outnumber their Seahawk rivals

The object of the Pittsburgh's fervour is Jerome Bettis, a Detroit native who may be playing the last game of his career

The object of Pittsburgh's fervour is Jerome Bettis, a Detroit-born running back who is playing his last game

But Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck makes the quickest start, leading the Seahawks to a first-quarter score

But Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck makes the quickest start, leading the Seahawks to a first-quarter score

And he will have the full support of the surprising Seattle "Seahulk"

And he has the full support of the Seattle "Seahulk"

Ben Roethlisberger hits back for the Steelers before half-time, scoring a controversial one-yard touchdown

Ben Roethlisberger hits back for the Steelers before half-time, scoring a controversial one-yard touchdown

It falls to rock legend Mick Jagger and his Rolling Stones to provide some spectacular half-time entertainment

It falls to rock legend Mick Jagger and his Rolling Stones to provide some spectacular half-time entertainment

Willie Parker sets a new Super Bowl record by running in a 75-yard touchdown as the Steelers tighten their grip

Willie Parker sets a new Super Bowl record by running in a 75-yard touchdown as the Steelers tighten their grip

Hines Ward celebrates his fourth-quarter touchdown

A Jerramy Stevens TD gives Seattle fresh hope, but MVP Hines Ward secures the win when he scores Pittsburgh's third

Hines Ward (left) with Jerome Bettis

Ward (left) and Bettis - who announces his retirement from the NFL - celebrate a hard-fought 21-10 victory

Steelers coach Bill Cowher

But no-one is happier than Steelers coach Bill Cowher, who ends 14 long years in charge without a Super Bowl win



SEE ALSO
Steelers seal Super Bowl victory
06 Feb 06 |  American Football
Bettis savours Super Bowl triumph
06 Feb 06 |  American Football
Super Bowl XL as it happened
05 Feb 06 |  American Football
Super Bowl XL quotes
07 Feb 06 |  American Football
Party in Pittsburgh
07 Feb 06 |  American Football
Super Bowl winners
02 Jan 06 |  American Football


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