Super Bowl XLV in Photos: Green Bay Wins

It was an action-packed Super Bowl and the Packers emerged victorious.

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ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06: Aaron Rodgers #12 and Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers of the Green Bay Packers holds the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Aaron Rodgers;Clay Matthews
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The Green Bay Packers triumphed over the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, leaving game MVP and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers with plenty to smile about. Click through to see more highlights from Super Bowl XLV.
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Linebacker Matt Wilhelm, signed by the Packers in midseason after being cut by another team, celebrates the championship with his family. Take 'em to Disney World, Matt.
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Rodgers hoists the Lombardi Trophy while Clay Matthews holds a pro wrestling-style title belt up, a nod to Rodgers' trademark celebration dance.
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Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk shared the moment with his baby.
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Another of the Packers' dynamic linebackers, Nick Collins, hugs Rodgers.
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Green Bay wide receiver Greg Jennings caught a pair of touchdown passes from Ridgers and helped seal the win with a dramatic third down catch in the fourth quarter.
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Green Bay Head Coach Mike McCarthy is congratulated by counterpart Mike Tomlin. Tomlin knows what it's like, having won the NFL's championship two years ago.
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Jubilant Packers give their coach the traditional Gatorade bath.
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It didn't take long for the game to make headlines.
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Rodgers threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns while leading Green Bay to its fourth Super Bowl title. The Pack won the first two ever played, in 1967 and 1968, and also won in 1997. The championship trophy is named for Green Bay's legendary coach, Vince Lombardi.
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McCarthy - who grew up in Pennsylvania a Steelers fan - took down his boyhood heroes to bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy back to TitleTown USA.
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Mewelde Moore of the Pittsburgh Steelers delivers a stiff arm to Pat Lee of the Green Bay Packers during the fourth quarter.
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Ziggy Hood of the Pittsburgh Steelers gets one of his team's three sacks on Rodgers.
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Antwaan Randle El of the Pittsburgh Steelers scores a two point conversion against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter to bring his team to within three points.
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Hood celebrates after his sack of Rodgers during the second half. But when the game ended, it was Rodgers who was celebrating.
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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger kept his team in the game, but threw a pair of costly interceptions.
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Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is tackled by Nick Collins after making a catch during Super Bowl. Wallace caught a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and led his team with nine catches for 89 yards.
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Roethlisberger, left, pats Emmanuel Sanders on the helmet during the first half of the game. Big Ben sat out the first four games of the season after being suspended for bad conduct.
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Pittsburgh Steelers' linemen Flozell Adams (71) Jonathan Scott (72) and Chris Kemoeatu (68) are unable to prevent Green Bay's Nick Collins from returning an interception for a touchdown during the first half.
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Jordy Nelson celebrates with Rodgers after hauling in a 29-yard touchdown pass for the game's first score. Nelson caught nine passes for 140 yards, though he also dropped several of Rodgers' throws.
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Packers' superstar linebacker Clay Matthews (52) tackles Roethlisberger during the first half. Matthews, whose father was an NFL great, is known for his relentless play and his long hair.
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Howard Green of the Packers gets to Roethlisberger just after the Steelers' quarterback unleashed a throw.
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Green Bay's Brandon Jackson runs for yardage after catching a pass during the first half.
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The Black Eyed Peas performed during the halftime show, singing a medley of their hits and being joined onstage by Slash and Usher.
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Usher's appearance was a surprise during the halftime show.
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Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas does her best to fill Axl Rose's shoes as she performs "Sweet Child o' Mine" alongside Slash during the halftime show.
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Rashard Mendenhall ran for this eight-yard touchdown, but his fumble in the fourth quarter proved costly.
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Rodgers reacts after one of several dropped passes. The quarterback was brilliant and an easy choice for MVP.
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The celebration is just getting started for Green Bay fans.
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The Packers' win will no doubt send sales of foam cheesehead hats through the roof.
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