Photo Essay

The night of the final!

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From day one there were a lot of expectations for the Spanish national team. Only one outcome was acceptable.

The final night had arrived and Madrid and its citizens were ready. These pictures are an attempt to show people representing different aspects of these emotionally charged evening hours on the streets of the Spanish capital. Of course the main role is that of the thousands of fans some of whom went to great lengths to show their support. But do not forget about the many who made it possible for them to have a trouble free night and clean streets on the day to follow. Finally the series wouldn't be complete without the few who wouldn't approve any of these and don't even want to look...

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12 responses

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (12 Jul 2010):

    Great series, really captures the spirit of the moment. And congratulations on a super well deserved win!

  • dp *

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  • Sheryl Estrada

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  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (13 Jul 2010):

    Amazing Story ... Voted !

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (13 Jul 2010):

    The right place at the right time. Congratulations. My vote

  • Christina Soto

    Christina Soto gave props (14 Jul 2010):

    Def... The right place at the right time. Congrats!

  • Santiago Padilla

    Santiago Padilla gave props (16 Jul 2010):

    Great job!

  • Janos Nezo

    Janos Nezo said (17 Jul 2010):

    Thank you for your nice comments. Also thanks for JPG for featuring this story on its front page and including it in the Jul 15 newsletter. J

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) said (18 Jul 2010):

    Absolutely Yeah!!! I was in Madrid that night, what an amazing view it was! Great shots!

  • Pat MinNYC

    Pat MinNYC gave props (18 Jul 2010):

    Sin duda - esta merece publicación - buenas todas!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (25 Jul 2010):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (15 Sep 2010):

    I just watched on TV, but well done to Spain, worth celebrating, and yes, my vote for your shots!

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