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Hundreds of thousands celebrate Spain's Euro 2012 victory with massive parade

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Spanish national football team players parade on an open bus in Madrid on July 2, a day after winning the Euro Cup for the second time 4-0 against Italy.

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Spain football team players celebrate with the UEFA EURO 2012 trophy on a double-decker bus during the Spanish team's victory parade on July 2 in Madrid.

Hundreds of thousands packed central Madrid to give a hero's welcome Monday to "La Roja" - the national soccer team that erased the country's gloomy mood by winning the Euro 2012 Championship.

--The Associated Press