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French way of celebrating victory :-( | by Hughes Léglise-Bataille
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French way of celebrating victory :-(

France just beat Brazil 1-0 in the quarter finals. Paris took to the streets to celebrate, invading the whole Champs-Elysées. Unfortunately, things turned nasty: clashes erupted between some "casseurs" (trouble-makers) and riot police near the Place de l'Etoile, with a car eventually burnt down rue de Presbourg (in front of the Drugstore).

 

Here, you see one of the "casseurs" in front of the burning car (seen from the Champs-Elysées side of the street).

 

Part of World Cup 2006

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Taken on July 2, 2006