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Ecstatic Berlin crowds welcome victorious German team home

Hundreds of thousands of revelers packed Berlin's "fan mile", a 1.3 km stretch of road running from the west of the capital up to the Brandenburg Gate, for a huge party. Many more lined the streets in the city center along the team's route. The players danced and sang their way onto a stage at the Gate, a potent symbol of the Cold War, dressed in black T-shirts with the number 1 emblazoned on them and threw footballs into the crowd. "Without you we wouldn't be here. We are all world champions," low-key coach Joachim Loew,…