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Philadelphia was founded by William Penn in 1682 on the banks of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers.  The Quaker colony eventually became the center of political activity during the Revolutionary War.  Today, Independence National Historic Park encompasses such American treasures as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were adopted.  The city is now home to 1.5 million residents, along with four professional sports teams:  the NFL Philadelphia Eagles; the MLB Phillies, winners of the 2008 World Series; the NHL Flyers; and the NBA Sixers.  The City of Brotherly Love also boasts a thriving entertainment district surrounding South Street, famous for its eclectic shops, cafes and, of course, its cheesesteaks.

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