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Super Bowl LI: The best photos

Updated 2202 GMT (0602 HKT) February 6, 2017
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New England quarterback Tom Brady raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after leading the Patriots to a 34-28 victory in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, February 5. Brady threw for a Super Bowl-record 466 yards as New England completed the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history. The Patriots trailed Atlanta 28-3 in the third quarter but rallied to win in overtime. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Brady celebrates with Patriots owner Robert Kraft after the game. Brady was named the game's Most Valuable Player. He has won five Super Bowls in his career -- one more than any other starting quarterback in history -- and he's also won the MVP award a record four times. Photos: Super Bowl MVPs Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
New England running back James White is mobbed by his teammates after scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime. White ran it in from two yards away after a pass interference penalty on Atlanta. Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, talks to running back LeGarrette Blount as Brady looks on. Belichick has now won more Super Bowls (five) than any other head coach in NFL history. He also won two rings as an assistant coach with the New York Giants. See more Super Bowl records Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
White scores the winning touchdown in overtime. It was the first time that the Super Bowl went to overtime. Charlie Riedel/AP
White also scored a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. A successful two-point conversion tied the game at 28 after Atlanta led 28-9 at the end of the third quarter. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Brady raises his arms after a touchdown late in the second half. Darron Cummings/AP
New England wide receiver Julian Edelman makes a spectacular catch on the Patriots' late drive in the fourth quarter. Patrick Semansky/AP
Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones stretches for a sideline catch in the fourth quarter. It put the Falcons in field-goal position with a chance to maybe put the game out of reach. But a sack and a holding penalty pushed them back toward midfield and they had to punt. Charlie Riedel/AP
Atlanta wide receiver Mohamed Sanu tussles with New England's Logan Ryan during the second half. Tony Gutierrez/AP
Danny Amendola catches a 6-yard touchdown pass for New England in the fourth quarter. After a two-point conversion, the Patriots cut the Falcons' lead to 28-20 with just under six minutes remaining. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan fumbles as he's sacked by Dont'a Hightower in the fourth quarter. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
White is tackled by Atlanta's Jalen Collins, bottom, and De'Vondre Campbell in the second half. Jae C. Hong/AP
Brady prepares to pass in the second half. Eric Gay/AP
Brady is sacked by Grady Jarrett in the fourth quarter. Jarrett had three sacks in the game. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
White crosses the goal line for a third-quarter touchdown. This one was on a short catch. Tim Donnelly/AP
Amendola tries to run past Campbell. Mark Humphrey/AP
After scoring on a 6-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, Falcons running back Tevin Coleman celebrates by making an A for Atlanta. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Atlanta's Matt Bryant kicks the extra point after Coleman's touchdown. The Falcons led 28-3. Mark Humphrey/AP
Brady reacts to an incomplete pass in the second half. Matt Slocum/AP
Taylor Gabriel makes a third-quarter catch for Atlanta. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Pop star Lady Gaga performs at halftime. See more photos from her halftime show Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Brady tries to tackle Atlanta's Robert Alford, who intercepted Brady and ran it back for an 82-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Alford's score gave the Falcons a 20-0 lead. They led 21-3 at the half. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Atlanta tight end Austin Hooper catches a 19-yard touchdown pass from Ryan in the second quarter. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
Ryan throws a pass during the first half. David J. Phillip/AP
Atlanta running back Devonta Freeman scores the game's first touchdown on a 5-yard run. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Alford recovers a second-quarter fumble by Blount. The turnover led to Freeman's touchdown. David J. Phillip/AP
Brady is helped up by one of his linemen, Joe Thuney. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Blount carries the ball past Atlanta's Jonathan Babineaux. Patrick Semansky/AP
Jones makes a catch in the second quarter. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Ryan, the league's MVP this season, is hit after a throw early in the game. The game was scoreless at the end of the first quarter. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Brady is pressured by Jarrett, who got one of Atlanta's two first-half sacks. Charlie Riedel/AP
Freeman breaks a big run in the first quarter. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Edelman is upended by Atlanta's Philip Wheeler in the first quarter. Matt Slocum/AP
The game was played at NRG Stadium, home of the NFL's Houston Texans. Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, wave as they arrive for the pregame coin toss. They were both recently hospitalized. Eric Gay/AP
Country singer Luke Bryan sings the national anthem. Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Brady points to the crowd before the start of the game. Matt Slocum/AP
The Falcons take the field before the game. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Rapper 2 Chainz, left, and R&B singer Usher pose for a photo before the game. Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett takes a selfie with actor Mark Wahlberg before the game. Bennett's brother Martellus plays for the Patriots. Wahlberg is a Patriots fan. David J. Phillip/AP
A Patriots fan wears a hat that looks like a giant Super Bowl ring. See all of the Super Bowl rings Charlie Riedel/AP
Atlanta owner Arthur Blank, left, greets New England owner Robert Kraft before the game. David J. Phillip/AP