LOOK: The best photos from the World Cup, Vol. V

Familiar South American scene: A child sits behind a goal in a Sao Paulo's Favela do Moinho. (Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)


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The tremendous photogs in Brazil did not let us down. Today, we're posting the fifth and final chapter of our photo essays from the World Cup. For all the anticipation the event stirred, the games mostly matched expectations. Hard to do. But it helps to capture the sentiment in photography.

All photos below are courtesy of Getty Images, except where otherwise noted.

The Netherlands and Argentina observe a moment of silence for Alfredo Di Stefano prior to their semifinal. (Francois Xavier Marit)

Brazil's David Luiz after Germany went up 6-0 in the semis. (Laurence Griffiths)

A Germany and Brazil fan kiss prior to the game. We can only assume the worst happened thereafter. (Buda Mendes)

Brazilians Julio Cesar (L) and David Luiz sing the anthem and show support for the injured/absent Neymar. (Buda Mendes)

Oscar and Fred. Start of the match vs. Germany. An omen. (Martin Rose)

Brazil fan drops hers and Neymar's head as the worst outcome plays out. (Buda Mendes)

Chesty. Robin van Persie of the Netherlands and Ezequiel Garay of Argentina. Superb photo. (Julian Finney)

Argentina beats Holland in PKs. (Julian Finney)

Netherlands keeper Jasper Cillessen in front; Argentina in back. (Clive Rose)

Overview of Christ The Redeemer atop the Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain. Stunning how the earth grew to be here, around the sea. (Jamie Squire)

The photo you've all seen. Mad/sad/rad Brazil fan chews on his clothing amid the 7-1 defeat. (Laurence Griffiths)

Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. (Jamie Squire)

This is why Argentina could not win a World Cup. (Ian MacNicol)

German keeper Manuel Neuer smacks Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain and they both get airborne. (Robert Cianflone)

Another view of people playing in Favela do Moinho. Nearby, protests continued. (Victor Moriyama)

Argentina's Martin Demichelis and Germany's Benedikt Howedes chase the ball and their shadows. (Tim Groothuis/USATSI)

Mario Goetze kicks in the winning goal in the 113th minute, in extra time, to give Germany its fourth World Cup. (Jamie McDonald)

Back angle on Mario Goetze's winner. (Laurence Griffiths)

Germany midfielder Thomas Muller spreads long for the ball. (Tim Groothuis/USATSI)

Germany walks through the fans on the way to be presented with the World Cup trophy. (Fabrizio Bensch)

Mario Goetze kisses girlfriend Ann-Kathrin Brommel. He's 22. This guy. This life. (Martin Rose)

Head coach Alejandro Sabella of Argentina looks on with his team, presumably at Goetze and his girlfriend. (Michael Steele)

Germany coach Joachim Loew, former lead singer of The Cars, I think, is engulfed by photogs. (Fabrizio Bensch)

General view of fireworks after the 2014 FIFA World Cup final at Maracana Stadium. (Buda Mendes)

Pose for all the photos, Germany. G(Fabrizio Bensch)

World's biggest sporting event has one of the smallest trophies. I don't get it. (VI Images via Getty Images)

Click, click, click. Philipp Lahm of Germany lifts the trophy. (Ian MacNicol)

A few embed-only pictures that were too good not to post.

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