Thousands turn out for annual Philly Spring Cleanup

Thousands of people participated in Saturday’s Philly Spring Cleanup, the city’s annual clean-up event that supplies equipment to volunteers looking to spruce up their blocks or their neighborhoods’ litter hot spots.

More than 20 clean-ups were held around the Northeast, from Frankford to Somerton and everywhere in between. Residents got to work filling trash bags, freshening up murals and chatting over snack breaks.

Below, see more than 30 photos from some of the Northeast’s clean-ups.

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