Super Bowl LIII: Atlanta in pictures

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The outside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta ahead of Super Bowl LIII.

The city of Atlanta is a sea of blue, red, and silver as the Super Bowl takes over.

Thousands of banners adorn the city streets as the tallest of the buildings in downtown surrounding Mercedes-Benz Stadium are wrapped with signs announcing Atlanta the host city of the 53rd Super Bowl.

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The Benz itself touts a large Vince Lombardi Trophy noting Super Bowl LIII. Inside, the field is painted and the chefs are cooking up special treats for the big game.

A net of security has been thrown over downtown as thousands flock to the Super Bowl campus to take part in activities such as the Super Bowl Experience and Super Bowl LIVE.

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