The best photographs of the Europe 2008 soccer championships, which came to an end today after Spain defeated Germany 1-0, were not taken by professional sports photographers, but by members of the global Flickr community.
The social photo sharing site has had a huge impact on the photography industry and many cutting edge media companies are catching on, sourcing people's Flickr portfolios instead. Not only does this give them a wider range of images to choose from, but it also saves them thousands of dollars which they used to spend on staff photographers.
The gallery shows some incredible captures of the final game by Flickr photographers.
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