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NY Giants welcomed home in ticker tape parade

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New York Giants' Eli Manning, second from right, holds up the Vince Lombardi trophy as a float makes its way up Broadway in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. Joining Manning are New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and Giants chairman Steve Tisch, center, holding the Halas Trophy. The Giants returned from their Super Bowl win to a celebration the likes that only New York can throw: a ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes on Broadway, where the city has honored stars for almost a century.

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Streamers and confetti rain down on the New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI victory parade through the Canyon of Heroes along Broadway in New York February 7, 2012. The Giants defeated the New England Patriots in the NFL's Super Bowl XLVI football game.

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People throw confetti from office windows as members of the New York Giants football team celebrate their recent Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots during a parade on Broadway in New York, New York, USA, on Feb. 7.

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New York Giants fans cheer during the team's NFL football Super Bowl parade in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The Giants returned from their Super Bowl win to a celebration the likes that only New York can throw: a ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes on Broadway, where the city has honored stars for almost a century.

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Jim Cooper, 17th rector of the Parish of Trinity Church blesses the New York Giants Victory Parade following their Super Bowl XLVI win down the Canyon of Heroes on the streets of Manhattan on Feb. 7 in New York City.

Thousands of fans roared as New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hoisted the team's Super Bowl trophy from a glittering blue-and-white float Tuesday as the victory parade made its way down the Canyon of Heroes, where the city has honored stars for almost a century.

 The parade set off from the southern tip of Manhattan and moved slowly north to City Hall as fans dressed head-to-toe in Giants gear cheered and confetti wafted slowly down from the high-rises that line the street.

 Manning, joined by coach Tom Coughlin, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other teammates, waved and grinned from the float as a deep roar rose from the crowds. The team will be honored with symbolic keys to the city at a City Hall Plaza ceremony.

 Some fans waited since 6 a.m. to catch a glimpse of their favorite players. About half of a Long Island high school class skipped school to see "a whole nation coming together in one place - this parade," said Mike King, 16, of Wantagh, N.Y.

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See our slideshow of the parade for the Giants down the Canyon of Heroes.

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Fans line the streets in lower Manhattan waiting for the start of the New York Giants Super Bowl parade in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The New York Giants are returning from their Super Bowl win to a celebration the likes that only New York can throw: a ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes on Broadway, where the city has honored stars for almost a century.

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New York Giants fans cheer during the team's NFL football Super Bowl parade in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The Giants returned from their Super Bowl win to a celebration the likes that only New York can throw: a ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes on Broadway, where the city has honored stars for almost a century.