A selection of the best photos from the World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain in Johannesburg.
Up the Oranje! These fans cradle the World Cup while roaring like Tigers with bear heads to boot. What a mix!
This Spain fan can barely believe his luck: Row Z, Seat 62. He won't ever forget it!
Fabio Cannavaro is asked to hand back the World Cup trophy, and ends up having to be dragged away from it kicking and screaming. He is the former Italy skipper kissing the trophy with unbridled relish.
This Dutch fan has ingeniously turned her bathroom rug into a creature which wears as a hat. Why not?
No occasion is too big for TV journalist and, more famously, Iker Casillas's girlfriend, Sara Carbonero, who does her best to yet again distract her man behind the goal.
Thousands of Netherlands fans pack out a park in Amsterdam for an outdoor televised screening of the final - somewhere in there is a rather unsighted and frustrated Marc Overmars.
You just cannot keep Shakira away from big sporting events and, yet again, the truthful hips of the singer are there for all to see.
One of the most inspiring moments of the evening sees Nelson Mandela make an impromptu appearance at the closing ceremony.
Yep. This was a yellow card, and referee Howard Webb will no doubt be entirely satisfied with his decision when he looks back on the video replays. So, it may have been slightly high, but...
He's at it again! Nigel de Jong doesn't do low tackles, and opts to go in high once more against the diminutive Andres Iniesta. This one was not cautioned.
After 109 minutes, Mr Webb finally reaches for the red card, giving Johnny Heitinga his marching orders for pulling back Iniesta, who has some words for his departing adversary.
What a man, what a moment! Andres Iniesta celebrates his winning goal with an emotional tribute to former Espanyol captain Dani Jarque, who died suddenly last year.
Somewhere at the bottom of this pile of bodies is a jubilant Iniesta! Hopefully Fernando Torres wasn't too.
Utter desolation. Gregory van der Wiel cannot bare to look and shields his eyes with his sweat-sodden shirt. And not only because Pepe Reina was bearing down on him at pace. For every winner...and all that.
Spain skipper Iker Casillas lifts the World Cup trophy, as FIFA supremo Sepp Blatter makes a hasty escape from that hail of golden confetti.
Golden boy David Villa makes sure that really is a gold medal, as he models a freshly-minted Spain shirt with a star above the badge to mark their achievement.
Little man, big impact. Iniesta is dwarfed by the trophy his man-of-the-match performance helped to win.
Dutch fans leave a trail of debris as they desert a public viewing of the final. And to think they have a reputation as good recyclers...
Trafalgar Square is named after a battle the Spanish lost, but London-based fans flock there to celebrate a national triumph...
While over in Madrid, a wild night of partying gets into full swing. Bet there were a few sore heads this morning.