07/01/2014 06:52 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 08:17 GMT

The Ashes: Australia Celebrate Victory Over England With Thousands Of Fans (PHOTOS)

Had enough of the Ashes? Tired of seeing humiliated England players trying to justify their flights Down Under?

You're not alone.

Huge crowds welcomed the victorious Ashes winners in Sydney Harbour

How about some happy Aussies celebrating their first Ashes series victory in seven years instead? Painful as it may be, we're magnanimous enough to recognise a job well done.

So, here are Michael Clarke's 'Unchangeables' - the same XI who beat England in every Test - with thousands of delighted supporters and prime minister Tony Abbott, at a reception beside the Sydney Opera House.

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Addressing the crowd, Clarke thanked all those who have cheered his team on this winter.

"I'm extremely proud. It's an amazing achievement," he said.

"The players are extremely proud, and I think every single one of the public should be as well.

"The work the guys have put in over a long period of time, we've finally got the rewards. It's extremely satisfying, and shows hard work does pay off."