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    A celebration nearly 150 years in the making

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Photographer Tim Durkan called the Seattle Seahawks' victory parade on Thursday, February 5, 2014, a celebration almost 150 years in the making. Taking photos from the local firehouse near the team's home field, he was able to capture the excitement felt by the crowds of nearly 750,000 people in his photos. "As a life-long resident of [the] Seattle area and huge fan of the Hawks, I have never seen the city so incredibl[y] ecstatic and downright giddy as I have in the last few days," he said.
    - Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer

    In what will go down as the largest celebration since the town of Seattle incorporated nearly 150 years ago, the new Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks took their victory lap through the city streets today. Officials estimate the crowds along the 2 mile parade route to be nearly 750,000 people - almost 100, 000 more than actually live in the city proper. Interestingly, Seattle Police have reported that not one arrest was made during the 3+ hour parade. The fans affectionately known here as the ‘12th Man’ journeyed from all over the Pacific NW and points far beyond to cheer on their team and coaches - and from the looks of them an equally incredible time was had by all. As a life long resident of Seattle area and huge fan of the Hawks, I have never seen the city so incredible ecstatic and downright giddy as I have in the last few days. It really has been a long time coming - thank you Seahawks!

     

    Feel free to check out more fun celebration photos on my other iReport:

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1080608

     

    timdurkan.com

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