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Last Updated: Monday, 24 November, 2003, 10:19 GMT
World Cup highlights in pictures
Dancers perform at the World Cup opening ceremony
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The World Cup gets under way with a spectacular opening ceremony celebrating the history of rugby and of Australia
Daisuke Ohata of Japan goes on the attack
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Lightning-quick wing Daisuke Ohata impresses throughout the tournament as Japan threaten to upset several big names
Will Greenwood scores England's only try of the match in the win over South Africa
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The crunch Pool C match between England and South Africa goes the way of Clive Woodward's men thanks to Will Greenwood's try
Phillip Eloff and Mike Hercus of the USA
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Phillip Eloff and Mike Hercus celebrate as the USA belie their pre-tournament form and turn in some impressive displays in Pool B
Keith Wood and his Ireland team-mates look disappointed after the narrow defeat to Australia
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Keith Wood proves to be an inspirational skipper for Ireland, who push Australia all the way before losing 17-16 in Pool A
Colin Charvis, the Wales captain, hangs his head in dismay after Wales' quarter-final defeat to England
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Wales bow out in the quarter-finals, to the dismay of captain Colin Charvis, but produce a stirring display against England
The All Blacks looks stunned after losing in the semi-finals to Australia
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Favourites New Zealand fall at the penultimate hurdle with a surprise defeat to Australia in the semi-finals
France captain Fabien Galthie (right) shakes hands with England players as he leaves the field in his last match
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France captain Fabien Galthie (right) hangs up his boots following his side's semi-final loss to England
Jonny Wilkinson, Will Greenwood and Jason Robinson celebrate victory in the World Cup final
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Jonny Wilkinson's drop goal in the last minute of extra time hands England a dramatic 20-17 victory over Australia in the final
Skipper Martin Johnson finally gets his hands on the ultimate prize and lifts the Webb Ellis trophy
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Martin Johnson lifts the Webb Ellis trophy as England become the first northern hemisphere team to be crowned world champions




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