To celebrate the 50th edition of the Super Bowl, we look back at the highlights of the NFL championships in 50 photographs. From bone-crunching action shots to the half-time shows, including Katy Perry's mechanical lion, Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction and Prince's pervy shadow.

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2015: Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Tony McDaniel tackles New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix StadiumReuters
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2015: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin catches a third quarter touchdown pass against the New England Patriots during the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game in Glendale, ArizonaReuters
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2015: Tom Brady of the New England Patriots is surrounded by the media after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, ArizonaGetty Images
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2015: Katy Perry performs with 'Left Shark' and 'Right Shark' during the half time show at the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots in Glendale, ArizonaReuters
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2015: Katy Perry performs on a huge model of a lion during the Super Bowl XLIX half time show at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, ArizonaReuters
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2014: Former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath points to his championship ring before the Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New JerseyReuters
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2014: Mike Morgan of the Seattle Seahawks gathers with Broncos players after Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Seahawks beat the Broncos 43-8Getty Images
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2014: Clint Gresham of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates their 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New JerseyGetty Images
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2013: Beyonce performs during the Super Bowl XLVII half time Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LouisianaGetty Images
2013 lights out
2013: Baltimore Ravens' outside linebacker Terrell Suggs waits on the field after the lights went out in the third quarter in New OrleansReuters
2013 catch
2013: San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree can't reach a pass while being covered by Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith and Ed Reed during the fourth quarter in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans, LouisianaReuters
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2013: Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers by 34-31 during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LouisianaReuters
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2013: Perrish Cox of the San Francisco 49ers looks dejected after the Baltimore Ravens won 34-31 during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LouisianaGetty Images
2012 coin toss
2012: New York Giants' defensive end Justin Tuck looks up as referee John Parry tosses a coin prior to the start of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game against the New England Patriots in Indianapolis, IndianaReuters
2012 madonna
2012: Madonna performs with a wire walker during the halftime show at the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots in Indianapolis, IndianaReuters
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2012: M.I.A. flashes her middle finger as she performs with Madonna during the Super Bowl XLVI half time Show at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.Getty Images
2012 brady sad
2012: New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field after his team's loss to the New York Giants at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, IndianaReuters
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2012: Dylan Snee, 8, son of New York Giants player Chris Snee, plays in the confetti after the Giants defeated the New England Patriots in Indianapolis, IndianaReuters
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2011: A Green Bay Packers fan drinks a beer as he walks past Westboro Baptist religious protesters while on his way to Super Bowl XLV between the Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers in Arlington, TexasReuters
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2011: Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson celebrates his first quarter touchdown with teammates Andrew Quarless and John Kuhn during Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, TexasReuters
2011 black eyed peas
2011: Fergie and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas perform during half-time of Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, TexasReuters
2011 jennings
2011: Green Bay Packer' wide receiver Greg Jennings catches a fourth quarter touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, TexasReuters
2010 bush bullit
2010: New Orleans Saints' Reggie Bush is tackled by Indianapolis Colts Melvin Bullitt and Kelvin Hayden in the first quarter of Super Bowl XLIV in Miami, FloridaReuters
2010 jump
2010: Indianapolis Colts Kelvin Hayden leaps over New Orleans Saints Marques Colston as he is tackled by Indianapolis Colts Clint Session in the second quarter during the NFL's Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami, FloridaReuters
2010 trophy
2010: New Orleans Saints' quarterback Drew Brees shares a moment with his wife and child after his team defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in the NFL's Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami, FloridaReuters
2009 hold on
2009: Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes holds onto the ball after he caught a pass in the corner of the end zone for the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter during the NFL's Super Bowl XLIII football game in Tampa, FloridaReuters
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2009: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the half time show during Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FloridaGetty Images
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2009: Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay celebrates on the field after the Steelers' win over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, FloridaReuters
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2009: James Farrior of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy in the locker room after defeating the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 during Super Bowl XLIII at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FloridaGetty Images
2008 moss
2008: New England Patriots receiver Randy Moss celebrates after he caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady in the fourth quarter of the NFL's Super Bowl XLII football game against the New York Giants in Glendale, ArizonaReuters
2008 tyree helmet
2008: New York Giants receiver David Tyree uses his helmet to haul in a pass in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, ArizonaReuters
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2008: Michael Strahan of the New York Giants celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots 17-14 during Super Bowl XLII at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, ArizonaGetty Images
2007 fumble
2007: Indianapolis Colts Marlin Jackson celebrates after his team recovered a Chicago Bears fumble during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLI in MiamiReuters
2007 rain
2007: Fans wearing rain gear watch the Chicago Bears play the Indianapolis Colts in Miami, Florida. For security reasons, no umbrellas were allowedReuters
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2007: A Chicago Bears fan covers his face in the rain during Super Bowl XLI between the Bears and the Indianapolis Colts in Miami, FloridaReuters
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2007: The silhouette of Prince is visible above fans as he performs during the half time show of Super Bowl XLI in Miami, FloridaReuters
2007 trophy
2007: Indianapolis Colts Jason David holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Colts defeated the Chicago Bears to win the NFL's Super Bowl XLI football game in MiamiReuters
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2006: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DJ Hackett fails to reach an incomplete pass in the end zone from quarterback Matt Hasselbeck as he is guarded by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden in the first quarter of Super Bowl XL in Detroit, MichiganReuters
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2006: The Rolling Stones perform at half time during Super Bowl XL between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field in Detroit, MichiganGetty Images
2006 trophy son
2006: Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward holds his son as he waves the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 at Super Bowl XL in DetroitReuters
2005 biceps
2005: New England Patriots wide receiver David Givens celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter of Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, FloridaReuters
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2005: Larry Izzo of the New England Patriots kisses the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles by 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, FloridaGetty Images
2004 Janet Jackson
2004: That wardrobe malfunction as Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake perform at half time at Super Bowl XXXVIIIReuters
2004 Brady
2004: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after beating Carolina Panthers 32-29 in HoustonReuters
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2002: A United States flag that was flying over the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 is displayed by New York City Port Authority and Police Department personnel prior to Super Bowl XXXVI between St Louis Rams and the England Patriots in New OrleansReuters
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2001: Britney Spears and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith perform together during the half time show at Super Bowl XXXV between Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FloridaGetty Images
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2001: Britney Spears performs with Justin Timberlake of NSYNC during the half time show for Super Bowl XXXV at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FloridaGetty Images
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1999: Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley of Kiss entertain before the start of Super Bowl XXXIII between the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, FloridaAFP
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1998: Green Bay Packers tight end Mark Chmura makes a touchdown catch as Denver Broncos defender Tyrone Braxton tries to knock it down in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXXII at Qualcomm Stadium in San DiegoAFP
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1996: Diana Ross performs during the half time show during Super Bowl XXX between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Cowboys won the game 27 - 17Getty Images

Denver will meet Carolina in this year's Super Bowl on 7 February after veteran quarterback Peyton Manning led the Broncos to a narrow win against New England, while the Panthers dominated Arizona. The Super Bowl will be held at Levi's Stadium, the home of the San Francisco 49ers.

Beyonce is returning to the Super Bowl half time show. She will join Coldplay at Super Bowl 50. The two recently collaborated on Coldplay's new album, A Head Full of Dreams. Beyonce previously headlined the 2013 Super Bowl half time show. Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl, with Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin interpreting the anthem in American Sign Language.