America's Cup: Best photos from the day Team New Zealand won

Cheers reached a hysterical peak as spectators in the Cup Village realised Team New Zealand had done it.
Spectators could also be seen jumping up and down with glee, as others waved flags.

Team New Zealand completed their second successful defence of the Americas Cup after beating Luna Rossa by 46 seconds on Wednesday.

That victory took the scoreline to 7-3 in the best of 13 series and this success matched what the team achieved in 2000 when they beat Prada Challenge 5-0.


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Politicians and the spectators alike revelled in the teams victory. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the win had made us all proud.

Peter Burling and his crew of skilled sailors showed what they were capable of in all conditions, highlighting the tactical brilliance and sheer hard work of everyone involved, she said.

Stuffs Auckland visual journalists were there for all the action.

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Team New Zealand lead Luna Rossa in race 10.
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Crowds anxiously watch race 10 of the America's Cup between Luna Rossa and Team New Zealand.
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The final race of the America's Cup between Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa.
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The home crowd erupts as Team New Zealand crossed the finish line to clinch the Auld Mug.
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Team New Zealand head back into Aucklands Viaduct Harbour surrounded by a flotilla of spectator boats.
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Peter Burling pops the champagne after Team New Zealand won race 10.
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A flotilla of spectator boats could be seen from Devonport on Aucklands North Shore.
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Crowds celebrate Emirates Team New Zealands Americas Cup win over Luna Rossa.
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Team New Zealand are greeted by fans on Auckland's Viaduct Harbour.
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Flag-waving and smiles as spectators celebrate Team New Zealands win.
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Luna Rossa family members embrace after the 7-3 loss to Team New Zealand.
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Team New Zealand greeting the celebratory crowds as they dock at Auckland's Viaduct Harbour.
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Peter Burling arrives for the press conference with the Auld Mug.
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Team New Zealand skipper Peter Burling lifts the America's Cup.
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Team New Zealand's Peter Burling drinks from the Auld Cup at the prize giving ceremony.
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Confetti rains down as Peter Burling hoists the America's Cup.

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