Paul Scholes and Roy Keane, who were suspended for the final, lift the European Cup. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Allsport

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Clay “caganer” (defecator) figures of Albert Rivera, Mariano Rajoy, Pedro Sanchez and Pablo Iglesias at the Santa Llucia market in Barcelona. “Caganers” are believed to bring good luck. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

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