PHOTO GALLERY: U.S. celebrates record 3rd Women's World Cup title

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Jubliant scenes engulfed BC Place following the final whistle of the Women's World Cup final, which saw the United States capture a record third title with a 5-2 win against Japan.

The patriotic festivities had been in the making for 16 years and featured American flags, hugs, tears, and so much more.

Here are some of the best photos from a historic evening in Canada:

(Courtesy: SB Nation)

(Courtesy: Sports Illustrated)