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Photos: Scenes from a Peaceful Lakers Parade Celebration

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Thousands upon thousands of fans showed up for today's celebration of the Lakers NBA championship win. It was so packed, walking just one block took some people a half hour to traverse and at least 2,000 were waiting to board Blue Line trains at one station after the event was over.

Besides a handful of arrests, the chaos that ensued on Thursday evening following the Lakers win was not seen today (no taxis were burned, folks). And that's a very good thing.

"My goodness, that was a lot of people," tweeted Eric Richardson of blogdowntown. "I give the crowd a lot of respect for the good behavior I saw leaving the parade."