Photos, videos from North Carolina's national championship celebration

For the third time in the past 13 years, and sixth time overall, Chapel Hill is celebrating a national championship.

The newly-crowned North Carolina Tar Heels returned home on Tuesday and were greeted by thousands of happy, cheering fans at a celebration at the Dean Smith Center.

A year after a heartbreaking loss to Kris Jenkins and Villanova in the 2016 championship game, the Tar Heels defeated Gonzaga 71-65 in on Monday in Glendale, Arizona for their first championship since 2009. They also won titles in 2005, 1993, 1983 and 1957.

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Here are some of the best scenes from their celebration:

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 Fans wait outside the Dean Smith Center before North Carolina’s championship celebration.

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 Luke Maye, the hero of UNC’s Elite Eight win vs. Kentucky, adresses the crowd.

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The title is Roy Williams’ third at North Carolina.

You can watch the full event below:

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