In pictures: Brazil in shock over Germany defeat

Brazil's 7-1 thrashing by Germany in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday has sent shockwaves through the country, leaving fans of the host nation crushed.

Brazilian fans react at the end of the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at on 8 July 2014.

Brazil suffered their worst-ever World Cup defeat and first home loss in 12 years.

 Brazil fans watch the first half on Copacabana Beach during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany on 8 July 2014

Brazilians gathered in their thousands at Copacabana Beach in eager anticipation of the match...but the carnival atmosphere was not to last.

Brazil fans watch the first half on Copacabana Beach during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany on 8 July 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Fans were left stunned after Germany went 5-0 up in the first 29 minutes of play.

Brazilian supporters react after defeat in the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany on 8 July 2014

Many had already left the Belo Horizonte stadium by the start of the second half.

A Brazilian fan reacts while watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany on a public screen on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 8 July 2014

For football fans and pundits in Brazil - a country built on sporting pride - the defeat came as a bitter shock.

Crying Brazil fans while watching the first half on Copacabana Beach during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final match between Brazil and Germany on 8 July 2014

Smiles turned to tears on Copacabana Beach as Germany scored again and again.

An emotional Brazil fan reacts after being defeated by Germany 7-1 on 8 July 2014

After Tuesday's defeat, some Brazil fans have questioned whether hosting the tournament had been worth the cost.

Brazilian supporters react after defeat in the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany on 8 July 2014

Dejected fans hung around the streets of Belo Horizonte in the hours after the game.

Front pages of German newspapers showing photos from the FIFA World Cup 2014 semi-final football match between Germany and Brazil on July 9, 2014 in Berlin.

German newspapers hailed the historic result. The front page of Bild, the biggest-selling paper in Germany, reads: "7-1. No words for it!"

Football fans celebrate with a mock World Cup trophy in Duesseldorf, western Germany,on 8 July 2014

A different atmosphere in Duesseldorf, Germany, where fans celebrated their team's victory into the early hours.

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