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Grieving Soccer Fans Remember Team Members Killed in Crash

The fairy tale season of a Brazilian soccer team ended in tragedy when their plane crashed, killing all but six of the 77 aboard.

Twenty-thousand people filled a tiny stadium to say goodbye Saturday to members of the Chapecoense soccer club who died in a plane crash in Colombia.

Above: Fans pay tribute to the players at the club's Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco on Dec. 3.

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Members of the Brazilian Army carry the coffins of team members and other Brazilians who died in the crash at the team's stadium on Dec. 3.

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Fans wait in the rain for the arrival of the coffins of members of the Chapecoense team on Dec. 3.

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Fans pay tribute to Chapecoense's players at the team's stadium on Nov. 30.

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Fans embrace at the stadium on Nov. 30. RICARDO MORAES / Reuters

Chapecoense had played for years in Brazil's lower leagues before breaking out in 2014, and last week it qualified for the Copa Sudamericana finals, a competition spanning South America.

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The cause of the plane crash remains under investigation.

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Supporters of the team gather at the stadium on Nov. 29.

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People pray outside church during a Mass in memory of the deceased players on Nov. 29.

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A fan and his son embrace at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, on Nov. 29.

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People surround a church during a Mass in memory of the players in Chapeco on Nov. 29.

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A boy sits alone on the stands during a tribute to the players in Chapeco, Brazil, on Nov. 29.

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