Russians, celebrating here after their win over Egypt, have been swept up in the carnival atmosphere of this World Cup. 
 Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

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Mike Tyson is defeated by James ’Buster’ Douglas in Tokyo.

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