Celebrating Italy's World Cup win in the North End
Italy soccer fans celebrate in the North End
When Italy won fireworks went off over Hanover Street, frightening police horses. Queen's ``We are the Champions" blared from apartment windows. Overheated fans ripped off their royal blue Italia shirts and joyfully threw water on one another. Everyone, it seemed, was Italian.

Because of overcrowding, police ordered Cafe Graffiti to stop serving all alcohol and to limit the number of people allowed inside during the World Cup final.
(Globe Staff Photo / Dina Rudick)