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Members of the Puerto Rico Coalition for a (Credit: Steve Pfost)

Members of the Puerto Rico Coalition for a Better Community, a local group, march down Fifth Avenue while proudly displaying the Puerto Rican flag during the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood on July 22, 2012.

2012 Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood

Thousands of people lined Fifth Avenue to watch the 46th annual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

Parade-goers line Fifth Avenue in Brentwood to watch
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Parade-goers line Fifth Avenue in Brentwood to watch the 46th annual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade. (July 22, 2012)

Alex Mirando, of Brentwood, with his daughter Yomaris,
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Alex Mirando, of Brentwood, with his daughter Yomaris, 3, waves the Puerto Rican flag at the 46th annual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

From left, Eli Rodriquez, with Victoria Gonzalez, 1,
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From left, Eli Rodriquez, with Victoria Gonzalez, 1, on her lap, AnnMarie Gonzalez, Jerry Santos and Marianne Gonzalez, all from Brentwood, watch the 46th annual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

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Members of the Puerto Rico Coalition for a
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Members of the Puerto Rico Coalition for a Better Community, a local group, march down Fifth Avenue while proudly displaying the Puerto Rican flag during the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood on July 22, 2012.

Francisco Sarmiento of Brentwood, with Puerto Rico-themed items
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Francisco Sarmiento of Brentwood, with Puerto Rico-themed items for sale, walks along Fifth Avenue at the 46th annual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

Andreas Schapiro, of Brentwood, blows a whistle while
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Andreas Schapiro, of Brentwood, blows a whistle while watching the 46th annual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

Members of the Brentwood Fire Department wave the
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Members of the Brentwood Fire Department wave the Puerto Rican flag as they drive down Fifth Avenue during the 46th annual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

Johnny Castro, of Brentwood, walks down Fifth Avenue
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Johnny Castro, of Brentwood, walks down Fifth Avenue holding Puerto Rican flags during the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

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People atop the last parade float celebrate as
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

People atop the last parade float celebrate as the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade concludes on Fifth Avenue in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

People atop the last parade float celebrate as
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

People atop the last parade float celebrate as the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade concludes on Fifth Avenue in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

People atop the last parade float celebrate as
(Credit: Steve Pfost)

People atop the last parade float celebrate as the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade concludes on Fifth Avenue in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

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