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The agony and ecstasy of the World Cup semis

How Brazil and Germany fans reacted to Tuesday's match

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A Brazil fan reacts after the team's 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014.

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A fan of Brazil watches his team lose to Germany in a semi-final match at the FIFA Fan Fest during the 2014 soccer World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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A fan of Brazil reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia, July 8, 2014.

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A fan of Brazil reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia, July 8, 2014.

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Fans of Brazil react while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia, July 8, 2014.

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A fan of Brazil reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia, July 8, 2014.

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A Brazil soccer fan cries as she watches her team lose to Germany in a semi-final World Cup game on TV in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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A Brazilian soccer fan cries as he watches the 2014 World Cup semi- final soccer match between Brazil and Germany in Sao Paulo July 8, 2014.

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German soccer fans watch the Brazil World Cup semi final being played in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, between Germany and Brazil at a public viewing event called 'Fan Mile' in Berlin, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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German soccer fans celebrate after their team scores at the Brazil World Cup semi final being played in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, between Germany and Brazil at a public viewing event called 'Fan Mile' in Berlin, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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German soccer fans celebrate after their team scores at the Brazil World Cup semi-final being played in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, between Germany and Brazil at a public viewing event called 'Fan Mile' in Berlin, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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Brazil soccer fans cry as they watch their team get beat during a live telecast of the semi-finals World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Germany, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 08, 2014.

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A Brazil fan covers his face after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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A Germany fan consoles a Brazil fan (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014.

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A Brazil fan reacts during the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014.

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A Brazil soccer fan cries as Germany scores against her team at a semifinal World Cup match as she watches the game on a live telecast in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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German soccer fans celebrate after their team scores at the Brazil World Cup semi final being played in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, between Germany and Brazil at a public viewing event called 'Fan Mile' in Berlin, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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German soccer fans celebrate after their team scores at the Brazil World Cup semi-final being played in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, between Germany and Brazil at a public viewing event called 'Fan Mile' in Berlin, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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A fan rolls up a mask of Brazil's Neymar during the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014.

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A Brazil soccer fan tears up as she watches the World Cup semi-final game between Brazil and Germany on a screen set up in the street in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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A fan of Brazil reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia, July 8, 2014.

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A fan of Brazil reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia, July 8, 2014.

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German soccer fans react as they watch the Brazil World Cup semi-final between Germany and Brazil at a public viewing event called 'Fan Mile' in Berlin, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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A fan of Brazil reacts during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014.

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Germany soccer fans celebrate their team's victory after watching the World Cup semi-finals match against Brazil on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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Fans of Brazil react after their loss to Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014.

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A Brazilian boy fan cries next to his father as they watch a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi- final soccer match between Brazil and Germany in Sao Paulo, July 8, 2014.

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Brazil soccer fan cries after his team lost the World Cup semi-final match against Germany on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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