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World Cup 2014: Brazil's tournament captured in pictures

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has brought tears of joy and disappointment - here's the world's greatest football tournament in pictures.
Leah meets children from the favelas as part of Newsround's trip to Brazil. This is Raphael who she met at the Doña Marta favela in Rio. He is proud of being from such a colourful area. When he grows up he wants to become a businessman.
Leah and Raphael
Brazilian fans gather on Copacabana Beach to watch the Brazil v Mexico match on a giant screen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian fans gather on Copacabana Beach
From 32 teams down to one - Germany win the World Cup after beating Argentina 1-0 in extra time. They become the first European team to win a World Cup in the Americas.
Germany lifting world cup
The famous Brazilian statue of Christ the Redeemer is illuminated in the colours of Germany's national flag on the top of Corcovado hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ahead of the final match between Argentina and Germany.
Christ the Redeemer is illuminated in the colours of Germany's national flag
Argentina's celebration - an inflatable version of Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue after the team reached the final after beating the Netherlands in a penalty shootout.
Buenos Aires
Miroslav Klose celebrates as he scores yet another goal - against Brazil. He has become the tournament's all-time leading scorer with 16 goals.
Miroslav Klose
Colombia's James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot award for scoring the most goals at the World Cup. He got six goals and even attracted a giant grasshoppers to join him - on his shoulder!
A large insect lands on the arm of Colombia's James Rodriguez
Four matches went to penalties in the knockout stages - as many as in any other World Cup. Here Costa Rica went through to the quarter-finals after beating Greece.
Costa Rica's players celebrate
A nun holding a soccer jersey with the number of Argentina's Lionel Messi on the back as she waits for the Pope's Sunday prayers in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, in Italy.
Nun and Messi shirt
Colombia danced in celebration as they made their way to the top of Group C, scoring against Colombia and Ivory Coast.
Colombia's players dancing
Praise turned to global criticism for Luis Suarez within days after he bit an opponent for the third time in his career. Italy's Giorgio Chiellini was the victim, earning Suarez a four-month ban from football.
Giorgio Chiellini and Luis Suarez
The tournament hosts Brazil - five-time World Cup winners - pinned their hopes on striker Neymar. They cruised through the group stage.
Neymar and Brazil fans
Not everyone is happy with the World Cup: here is a painted sign in Rio telling Fifa their feelings about the tournament. Some people here are angry at the money the government has spent on hosting the Cup while many Brazilians live at or near the poverty level.
FIFA go home
And this is the last time that England won the World Cup - way back in 1966. Bobby Moore, England captain at the time, raises the trophy at Wembley. England beat Germany 4-2 with Geoff Hurst scoring a hat trick. To this day, Hurst has been the only man to achieve this in a World Cup Final.
Bobby Moore, England Captain raises the World Cup trophy
England came home after losing in the group stage for the first time since 1958. Uruguay's Luis Suarez scored twice to send the team packing. The Three Lions lost to Italy in their opening game but drew with Costa Rica.
England v Uruguay at World Cup 2014
Neymar's tournament came to a painful end when Colombia's Juan Zuniga crashed into the 22-year-old, fracturing bones in his back during the hosts' quarter-final win.
Neymar is fouled by Juan Zuniga