Super Bowl Action in Photos

The Pittsburgh Steelers downed the Arizona Cardinals for the Super Bowl XLIII title during a nail-biter that became one of the most exciting games in the history of the championship.

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Pittsburgh Steelers' WR Santonio Holmes and QB Ben Roethlisberger along with head coach Mike Tomlin and team owner Daniel M. Rooney celebrate their 27-23 Super Bowl victory over the Cardinals.
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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald pulls in a pass as Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor defends during the fourth quarter.
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) catches a touchdown pass as Arizona Cardinals safety Aaron Francisco(47) and his teammate Ralph Brown watch during the fourth quarter.
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) makes a touch down reception against Arizona Cardinals safety Aaron Francisco (47) in the fourth quarter.
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Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates as after scoring a 64-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.
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Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals makes a touchdown catch over Ike Taylor #24 of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Troy Polamalu exalts in another championship.
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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (R) of the Pittsburgh Steelers stands with Steelers owner Dan Rooney (L) following their victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Steelers edged the Cardinals 27-23 for their sixth Super Bowl title.
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Ike Taylor #24 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates on the field after their 27-23 win against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
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James Farrior #51 and Larry Foote #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrate with cigars in the locker room after defeating the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Steelers won the game by a score of 27-23.
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Arizona Cardinals running back Edgerrin James (32) tries to break a tackle by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Tyrone Carter during the second quarter.
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass as his teammate Heath Miller(83) holds off Arizona Cardinals defensive end Chike Okeafor during the fourth quarter.
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is hit by Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (90) and Arizona Cardinals defensive end Bertrand Berry (92) after throwing the ball during the third quarter.
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, left, is sacked by Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett.
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, center, looks to pass as he is sacked by Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett.
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) runs past Arizona Cardinals defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (29) during the third quarter.
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Wide receiver Anquan Boldin #81 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by James Farrior #51 and Ryan Clark #25 of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers attempts to escape the grasp of Gerald Hayes #54 of the Arizona.
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James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers scores a touchdown after running back an interception for 100 yards in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals.
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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) runs back a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown during the second quarter.
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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is tackled by Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald, left, and Steve Breaston (15) in the end zone after a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown.
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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark (25) stands over Steelers' James Harrison following Harrison's 100-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the second quarter.
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Arizona Cardinals running back Tim Hightower (34) looks to run around Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu.
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Arizona's Antonio Smith, center, and Pittsburgh's Hines Ward (86) get in a scuffle.
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Troy Polamalu #43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers attempts to tackle Tim Hightower #34 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter.
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Willie Parker (39) gets tackled by Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson (24) during the first quarter.
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes, left, is brought down by Arizona Cardinals safety Aaron Francisco.
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Anquan Boldin #81 of the Arizona Cardinals gets upended against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Willie Parker (#39) of the Pittsburgh Steelers is taken down beside Adrian Wilson (#24) of the Arizona Cardinals.
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Steve Breaston #15 of the Arizona Cardinals tries to make a catch against Bryant McFadden #20 of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Gerald Hayes #54 of the Arizona Cardinals tackles Heath Miller #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) scrambles as Arizona Cardinals defensive end Antonio Smith tries to tackle during the first quarter.
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Willie Parker #39 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball in the first quarte.
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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers rolls out of the pocket against the Arizona Cardinals.
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Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller (83) drives against Arizona Cardinals defense during the first quarter.
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Referee Terry McAulay, right, tries to break up a scuffle between Arizona Cardinals defensive end Antonio Smith (94) and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward.
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, left, looks to throw a pass over Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons, right, during the first quarter.
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner (13) hands off the ball to Arizona Cardinals running back Edgerrin James (32).
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, center, tries to break a tackle by Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, left, as he gets a block from Pittsburgh Steelers center Justin Hartwig, right, during the first quarter.
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Pittsburh Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (#7) is pulled down just short of a touchdown by Darnell Dockett (#90) of the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter.
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward (86) drives the ball against Arizona Cardinals cornerback Roderick Hood (26) during the first quarter.
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