Photos: Thousands turn out to celebrate champion Lynx

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1 Minnesota Lynx players Maya Moore, left, hoisting the WNBA championship trophy, and Seimone Augustus ride in a celebratory parade along 7th Street toward the Target Center Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in downtown Minneapolis. 
2 Fans gather near the Target Center Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in downtown Minneapolis as Minnesota Lynx players arrive for a WNBA championship pep rally. 
3 Minnesota Lynx fans cheer on their WNBA championship team as the players ride by during a celebratory parade Monday, October 14, 2013 in downtown Minneapolis. 
4 Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve waves to fans Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 during the team's championship parade and pep rally in downtown Minneapolis. 
5 Minnesota Lynx fans line Nicollet Mall for a WNBA championship parade Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in downtown Minneapolis. The Lynx defeated the Atlanta Dream last week to win their second championship in three years. 
6 Minnesota Lynx fans line Nicollet Mall to welcome the team home Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in downtown Minneapolis after the Lynx defeated the Atlanta Dream last week to win their second championship in three years. 
7 Minnesota Lynx players Janel McCarville, foreground, and Lindsay Whalen ride in a celebratory parade along Nicollet Mall Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 after the team defeated the Atlanta Dream to win the WNBA championship. 
8 Lynx players Rachel Jarry, Lindsey Moore and Ta'Shauna Rodgers, left to right, acknowledge their fans Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 during the Minnesota Lynx WNBA championship parade and pep rally in downtown Minneapolis. 
9 Minnesota Lynx fans cheer on their WNBA championship team as the players ride by during a celebratory parade Monday, October 14, 2013 in downtown Minneapolis. 
10 Minnesota Lynx players Seimone Augustus, left, and Maya Moore, hoisting the WNBA championship trophy, ride in a celebratory parade along 7th Street toward the Target Center Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in downtown Minneapolis. The Lynx defeated the Atlanta Dream on Thursday night to win their second WNBA title in three years. 
11 Minnesota Lynx players, including Lindsay Whalen, right, celebrate their WNBA championship with fans during a pep rally Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. 
12 Minnesota Lynx fans cheer as head coach Cheryl Reeve shows off the WNBA championship trophy Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 during a pep rally at the Target Center in Minneapolis. 
13 Lynx player Monica Wright shows her appreciate for the team's fans Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 during a championship celebration at the Target Center in Minneapolis. 
14 Lynx players huddle around the WNBA championship trophy Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 during pep rally for fans in downtown Minneapolis.