A crowd of nearly 100,000 turned out Monday at a welcoming ceremony for Novak Djokovic on the steps of the House of the National Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia. The hero's welcome came following Djokovic's triumph at Wimbledon and on his first day as the world's top-ranked tennis player.
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Many young people had gathered outside the Serbian parliament, waving flags of Serbia and placards that read: "Nola, we love you" or "Nole, the king" in reference to his nickname.
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Novak Djokovic reacts as he lifts up the Wimbledon men's singles trophy.
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Fans celebrate and wave Serbian flags at Monday's welcoming ceremony.
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People celebrate and wave Serbian flags at a welcoming ceremony for Novak Djokovic.
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A female fan celebrates at a welcoming ceremony for Novak Djokovic.
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People celebrate and wave Serbian flags at Novak Djokovic's homecoming celebration on Monday.
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Novak Djokovic received a stormy welcome at the homecoming ceremony after capturing the Wimbledon title Sunday with a famous victory over Rafael Nadal.
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Novak Djokovic jubilates with the Wimbledon trophy at his homecoming.
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Novak Djokovic appears with his father, Srdjan, during Monday's ceremony.
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People have Novak Djokovic's nickname "NOLE" written in Cyrillic letters on their palms as they celebrate his homecoming in Belgrade.
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A fan holds a sign celebrating Novak Djokovic's rise to the No. 1 ranking.
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Novak Djokovic celebrates with girlfriend Jelena Ristic during Monday's ceremony.
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Novak Djokovic hoists the Wimbledon trophy at Monday's homecoming.
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Novak Djokovic celebrates with girlfriend Jelena Ristic at Monday's homecoming.
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Novak Djokovic celebrates with the Serbian flag.
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