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Olympians and Paralympians join in the Parade Party

Jessica Ennis-Hill, Asha Philip, Louise Bloor and Anyika Onuora pose for a selfie during the Olympics & Paralympics Team GB - Rio 2016 Victory ParadeGetty Images
On track for success - Jessica Ennis-Hill, Asha Philip, Louise Bloor and Anyika Onuora pose during the Rio 2016 Victory Parade

Great Britian's Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic heroes were welcomed home with a massive victory parade in Manchester on Monday afternoon.

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Athletes walk out onto the stage in Albert Square in Manchester

The stars took an open-top bus through the centre of Manchester to celebrate their record-breaking performances at Rio 2016.

More than 150,000 people braved the rain to line the parade route sporting gold hats and waving flags.

Stars including Jessica Ennis-Hill, Max Whitlock, and Ellie Simmonds are justsome of the athletes that took part.

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Jess Ennis Hill capturing the moment on her phone

Team GB Olympic athletes won 67 medals in Rio.

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Boxer, Nicola Adams poses with her gold medal

The Paralympians won 147 medals in Rio, winning 27 more than they did in 2012.

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Paralympic Superstars Kadeena Kox and Sarah Storey had a blast!

The famous Manchester weather didn't stop anyone having a good time!

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The rain couldn't dampen the mood for Aled Davies, Jonnie Peacock and Julie Rogers

Even the Prime Minister Theresa May couldn't resist getting in on the selfie action!

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Lutalo Mohammed says "Cheese!" with Prime Minister Theresa May

Rebecca Ferguson and Kaiser Chiefs performed live at the end of the parade, a second celebration will be held in London at Trafalgar Square.

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Many of Team GB's heroes and the Paralympic stars have lived and trained around Greater Manchester.

  • The velodrome training centre for Team GB's track cycling athletes, who have brought home 11 Olympic medals, is based in the city with many of the team living nearby
  • Jason Kenny, now one of Britain's most decorated Olympians, hails from Bolton in Greater Manchester. He married fellow gold-winning cyclist Laura Trott recently.
  • Their team-mate - team pursuit gold medallist Steve Burke - comes from nearby Colne in Lancashire
  • Taekwondo star Jade Jones, originally from Flint in north Wales, now lives and trains in Manchester
  • Rower Matt Langridge, who won gold in Rio with the men's eight, was born in Crewe and grew up in Northwich, Cheshire
  • Britain's most successful Paralympian - the swimmer turned cyclist - Dame Sarah Storey was born in Eccles and is based in Disley, Cheshire