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The Eagles parade takes over Philly, in photos

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What. A. Party.

Millions came out to see the Philadelphia Eagles bring the Lombardi trophy home for the first time ever.
Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images

The Eagles parade may go down in history as the biggest event Philly has ever seen.

Before the sun even rose, Eagles fan started making their way to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Broad Street to stake their place along the Eagles parade route. At one point, there were more people than cars crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge into Center City. By 8 a.m., three hours before the start of the parade, the corner of Broad and Chestnut right in front of City Hall was packed with crowds at least five—if not six—people deep.

The parade started promptly at 11 a.m., with more than a dozen open-air buses making their way to Broad Street from the Linc. The caravan of Eagles players, coaching staff, family, and friends made their way—slowly—up Broad Street, making multiple stops along the way, block after block, to soak in the millions of people who came out to celebrate the Eagles’ first Super Bowl win in franchise history.

The party is expected to go on in Philly into the night even though the parade and ceremony on the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps has finished. But you can relive the revelry in more than a dozen photos, below.

The parade makes its way onto the Benjamin Franklin Parkway after making its way up Broad Street from the Linc.
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
Local street artist Nero has new wheatpastes of “Saint” Nick Foles all over Philly. This one is at Juniper and Drury streets.
Photo by Melissa Romero
Fans look over Broad Street from a balcony off the Symphony House.
Photo by Melissa Romero
Photo by Melissa Romero
“Philly, Philly, Dilly, Dilly” is written across the sky.
Photo by Melissa Romero
Photo by Melissa Romero
Photo by Melissa Romero
Photo by Melissa Romero
Photo by Melissa Romero
Photo by Melissa Romero
Photo by Melissa Romero
Photo by Melissa Romero
The parade and crowds along 15th Street, making its way to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images
Photo by Melissa Romero
Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images

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