And there it is - the plate with FC Bayern's name engraved on it for the 22nd time in the 50-year history of the Bundesliga
The official handover comes in the wake of a 3-0 win against relegation-threatened Augsburg -
After which, it's time for a celebration - and they don't do things by halves in Munich
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer does his bit for equal rights at the workplace...
...and Jerome Boateng ensures Franck Ribery doesn't go thirsty either
Bavarians born and bred, Bayern's record-breaking campaign has been anything but small beer for Thomas Müller (l.) and Bastian Schweinsteiger
Change of scene: after the in-stadium celebrations, the team head into the city centre and the famous Marienplatz city hall
The local denizens are naturally out in force to greet their heroes...
...who are suitable attired for the occasion as they make their way through the streets in an open-top procession
Director of sport Matthias Sammer, head coach Jupp Heynckes and club president Uli Hoeneß (l. to r.) soak up the ambience
Final destination: the city hall balcony, for the traditional displaying of the coveted plate
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