World champions Germany get rapturous welcome at home

Jul 15, 2014, 18:37 PM IST
German national soccer players from left: Mario Goetze and Andre Schuerrle celebrate on stage at the German team victory ceremony , near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
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German national soccer players from left: Mario Goetze and Andre Schuerrle celebrate on stage at the German team victory ceremony , near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Fans enjoy the atmosphere as they wait for the German national soccer squad during the German team victory ceremony , near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
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Fans enjoy the atmosphere as they wait for the German national soccer squad during the German team victory ceremony , near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Benedikt Hoewedes celebrates during a fan party after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin.
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Benedikt Hoewedes celebrates during a fan party after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin.

Spectators follow the bus with the players of German national soccer team as they arrive in central Berlin
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Spectators follow the bus with the players of German national soccer team as they arrive in central Berlin

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, left, and Bastian Schweinsteiger walk onto the stage during fan party after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin .
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Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, left, and Bastian Schweinsteiger walk onto the stage during fan party after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin .

Per Mertesacker and his teammates walk onto the stage after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin.
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Per Mertesacker and his teammates walk onto the stage after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin.

The German coaching team, from left, goalkeeper coach Andreas Koepke, head coach Joachim Loew, assistant coach Hansi Flick and team manager Oliver Bierhoff wave from the stage after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin .
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The German coaching team, from left, goalkeeper coach Andreas Koepke, head coach Joachim Loew, assistant coach Hansi Flick and team manager Oliver Bierhoff wave from the stage after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin .

Hundred thousands of people wait for the arrival of the German national soccer team at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
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Hundred thousands of people wait for the arrival of the German national soccer team at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Members of the German soccer squad wave to fans after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin.
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Members of the German soccer squad wave to fans after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin.

A boy waits for the arrival of the German national soccer team at the Brandenburg gate in Berlin.
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A boy waits for the arrival of the German national soccer team at the Brandenburg gate in Berlin.

A man holds a sign 'Thanks boys' as several hundred thousand people wait for the arrival of the German national soccer team on the stage at Brandenburg gate in Berlin.
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A man holds a sign 'Thanks boys' as several hundred thousand people wait for the arrival of the German national soccer team on the stage at Brandenburg gate in Berlin.

Germany players hold a poster reading 'the fourth star' during a fan party after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin.
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Germany players hold a poster reading 'the fourth star' during a fan party after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin.

Sami Khedira, Lukas Podolski and Jerome Boateng celebrate with trophy during a fan party after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin.
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Sami Khedira, Lukas Podolski and Jerome Boateng celebrate with trophy during a fan party after the arrival of the German national soccer team in Berlin.

German national soccer players from left : Miroslav Klose, Philipp Lahm, Lars Bender, Sami Khedira and Toni Kroos arrive with the team at Tegel airport in Berlin.
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German national soccer players from left : Miroslav Klose, Philipp Lahm, Lars Bender, Sami Khedira and Toni Kroos arrive with the team at Tegel airport in Berlin.

Germany's Philipp Lahm lifts the trophy at the the arrival of the German national soccer team from Brazil at Tegel airport in Berlin.
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Germany's Philipp Lahm lifts the trophy at the the arrival of the German national soccer team from Brazil at Tegel airport in Berlin.

German national soccer players from left: Philipp Lahm Bastian Schweinsteiger ,Thomas Mueller and Sami Khedira, arrive with the trophy at Tegel airport in Berlin.
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German national soccer players from left: Philipp Lahm Bastian Schweinsteiger ,Thomas Mueller and Sami Khedira, arrive with the trophy at Tegel airport in Berlin.