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Violence Erupts in Buenos Aires After Germany's World Cup Win

  • Argentina's fans run away from tear gas as they clash with riot police in Buenos Aires after Argentina lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup final soccer match in Brazil, July 13, 2014.
  • Riot police use tear gas in an effort to disperse angry fans in Buenos Aires after Argentina lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup final soccer match in Brazil, July 13, 2014.
  • Riot police deploy a water canon on angry fans after Argentina lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup final soccer match in Brazil, at a public square viewing area in Buenos Aires, July 13, 2014.
  • Riot police detain a demonstrator after Argentina lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup final soccer match in Brazil, at a public square viewing area in Buenos Aires, July 13, 2014.
  • A police officer stands guard next to people detained during riots after Argentina lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup final soccer match in Brazil, in downtown Buenos Aires, July 13, 2014.
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 There was anger on the streets of Buenos Aires Sunday, after Argentina lost to Germany in the World Cup final.

Thousands of football fans had gathered in the city to celebrate their team's performance in the championship match. But hope turned to bitter disappointment after their 1-0 defeat.
 

Argentina soccer fans react as they watch via a live broadcast the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany on an outdoor television screen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 13, 2014.Argentina soccer fans react as they watch via a live broadcast the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany on an outdoor television screen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 13, 2014.
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Argentina soccer fans react as they watch via a live broadcast the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany on an outdoor television screen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 13, 2014.
Argentina soccer fans react as they watch via a live broadcast the World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany on an outdoor television screen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 13, 2014.

Skirmishes broke out between riot police and youths.

Police fired tear gas at the youth, who threw rocks and tried to kick down shop fronts.

According to local media, 15 police officers were wounded in the clashes, which continued for more than three hours after the final result.

So far more than 50 people have been detained.

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