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Elaine Ganley

French celebrate unifying victory

PARIS—It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy.

France's 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow yesterday marked the second time in 20 years that France has won the World Cup, and came at a time when the people feel needy.