New York City celebrates US Women’s World Cup win

The US women’s soccer team was honored on the streets of New York City today with a ticker-tape parade. The team is the winner of the Women’s World Cup after they defeated Japan in the final on Sunday. This is the first time the city held such a parade for a women’s team.--By Leanne Burden Seidel
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Fans of the US women's soccer team cheer during the ticker-tape parade to celebrate their World Cup final win over Japan on Sunday, in New York, July 10. The World Cup winning U.S. women's football team rolled up New York City's "Canyon of Heroes" on Friday, with a blizzard of confetti swirling overhead in the first ticker-tape parade honouring a women's sports team. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
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A band plays during the ticker-tape parade to celebrate the U.S. women's soccer team's World Cup final win over Japan, in New York, July 10. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
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Thousands of fans cheer as the World Cup-winning US women's soccer team make their way up the The Canyon of Heroes along Broadway during the ticker-tape parade. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Carli Lloyd (center), Megan Rapinoe (right), New York City mayor Bill De Blasio (rear) and his wife Chirlane McCray (left) make their way up Broadway in a ticker tape parade. ( Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)
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Fans watch the ticker tape parade to celebrate the United States' Women's World Cup championship. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)
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A group of young soccer players from Barnegat, N.J., chant and wave flags ahead of a ticker-tape parade for the US women's soccer team. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)
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Fans throw confetti as members of the US women's soccer pass by below in a float during a ticker-tape parade in New York. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)
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Thousands of fans cheer as the World Cup-winning US women's soccer team make their way up the The Canyon of Heroes along Broadway. According to city records, New York City has hosted 205 parades since 1886 along the Canyon of Heroes, which is located along Broadway between the Battery and City Hall. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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A police officer with two US women's soccer team fans points as the floats with players makes its way up Broadway's Canyon of Heroes during the ticker tape parade to celebrate the World Cup victory. (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)
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Fans of the US women's soccer team cheer during the ticker-tape parade to celebrate their World Cup final win over Japan. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
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Fans of the US women's soccer team cheer during the ticker-tape parade to celebrate their World Cup final win in New York, July 10. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
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Fans throw confetti as members of the US women's soccer pass by below in a float. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)
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A fan holds an American flag as paper falls from buildings above during the ticker-tape parade for the US women's soccer team. (Mike Segar/Reuters)
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Fans of the US women's soccer team cheer during the ticker-tape parade to celebrate their World Cup win. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)
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A fan of the US women's soccer team blocks her ears during the ticker- tape parade to celebrate their World Cup final win over Japan. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
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USA women's soccer team midfielder Megan Rapinoe (C) holds up the World Cup 2015 trophy as midfielder Carli Lloyd (L), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and head coach Jill Ellis (R) wave to the crowd. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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Children play with a soccer ball ahead of a ticker-tape parade for the US women's soccer team. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has his arm around US women's World Cup team forward Abby Wambach during a ticker-tape parade. (Adam Hunger/Associated Press)
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A child rests on another revelers' shoulder, both covered in American flags, ahead of a ticker-tape parade for the US women's soccer team. (Hilary Swift/The New York Times)
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The World Cup-winning US women's soccer team, including Abby Wambach (Top L), celebrates along with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (C), as they make their way up the The Canyon of Heroes along Broadway. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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A reveler plays in confetti during a ticker-tape parade for the US women's soccer team. (Hilary Swift/The New York Times)
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A young fan cheers while waiting for the ticker-tape parade to celebrate the U.S. women's soccer team World Cup victory. (Adam Hunger/Associated Press)
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Confetti falls upon members of the World Cup-winning US women'€™s soccer team outside City Hall in New York. (Richard Perry/The New York Times)
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