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France Parties After World Cup Win

The country of France had quite the weekend. After celebrating Bastille Day on Saturday, fans took to the streets and fan zones across the country to watch Les Bleus battle Croatia in the World Cup final. They would not be disappointed, as France finished off a magical run through Russia with a thrilling 4-2 victory — and second-ever World Cup title. As players celebrated on the pitch at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, fans at home partied well into the night. Here, some of the best photos from the epic day.

COMING IN HOT CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images COMING IN HOT France's first goal gets the crowd — and the smoke — going on the Champ de Mars in Paris. TOWERING SHOT Jack Taylor/Getty Images TOWERING SHOT Griezmann's goal sends the thousands of fans around the Eiffel Tower into orbit. An estimated 90,000 crowded into the fan zone near the Eiffel Tower. TOP OF THE HEAP SEBASTIEN SALOM GOMIS/AFP/Getty Images TOP OF THE HEAP French fans — and their flags — gather in the city center of Nantes, in western France.

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SMOKE SCREEN THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images SMOKE SCREEN A view from the Montparnasse Tower observatory of the fan zone on the Champ de Mars, including the gigantic viewing screens. A SEA OF CLAPPING HANDS CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images A SEA OF CLAPPING HANDS A France fan stands out from the crowd on the Champ de Mars. TRIUMPHANT VIEW LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images TRIUMPHANT VIEW French fans soak up the monumental scene from atop Paris' iconic Arc de Triomphe. FLARE FOR THE DRAMATIC LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images FLARE FOR THE DRAMATIC Paris puffed smoke for hours and hours. And hours. MAGIC HOUR Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images MAGIC HOUR The sun sets, but the night is young on the Champs Elysees where an estimated 1 million filled the streets to revel in France's victory. Later, police would have to use tear gas to disperse a small group of fans whose celebrations turned violent. RED LIGHT DISTRICT SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images RED LIGHT DISTRICT Crowds in Montpellier basked in the glow of victory as the sun began to set. CITY OF LIGHTS GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images CITY OF LIGHTS A projection displays the words "Fiers d'Être Bleus" (Proud of being Blue) upon the Arc de Triomphe as fireworks pop in the distance. SMOKE 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images SMOKE 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM The most popular accessories of the night? Flags and flares. THE WIN CROWD CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images THE WIN CROWD Fans crowded the Champs-Elysees into the wee hours of the night. A victory parade for the triumphant team was quickly scheduled for Monday.



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