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Gunfire Rings Out After Iraqi Soccer Team's Win

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Gunfire Rings Out After Iraqi Soccer Team's Win

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Gunfire Rings Out After Iraqi Soccer Team's Win

Gunfire Rings Out After Iraqi Soccer Team's Win

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Iraqis defied a curfew and celebrated in the streets on Sunday after the Iraqi national soccer team scored an upset victory in the Asian Cup finals.

The "Lions of the Two Rivers" beat heavily favored Saudi Arabia 1-0 to bring home the title. Security forces are trying to avoid a repeat of the violence that claimed more than 50 lives last week, when crowds poured into the streets to celebrate Iraq's semifinal victory.