Britain thanks 2012 athletes

800 athletes from Team GB and ParalympicsGB made their way through London today for a victory parade. Thousands of people lined the streets to cheer them along the three mile route.

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London parade revellers 'close to a million'

Some estimates have put the number of revellers supporting TeamGB and ParalympicsGB at the athletes parade today at close to a million.

Members of the gymnastics team wave to the crowds Credit: Paul Gilham/PA Wire

A London Mayor's Office spokesman said the exact figure was unknown, but that it was in the hundreds of thousands.

Today also marked one of the largest events London has seen, the spokesman added.

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