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Five-year-old Wilbert Torrez is this year's king of (Credit: Alexi Knock)

Five-year-old Wilbert Torrez is this year's king of the Iglesia Luz de Salvacion. The Christian Day Parade marched down New York Avenue in Huntington Station. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Christian Day Parade in Huntington Station

The Iglesia Luz de Salvación of Huntington Station and the Porter-Trejo Action Network, a nonprofit that works to empower minority communities, organized the second Christian Day Parade with more than 500 participants from four churches.

Members of the Iglesia Casa de Oracion waved
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Members of the Iglesia Casa de Oracion waved at parade spectators during the Christian Day Parade in Huntington Station. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Members of the Iglesia Luz de Salvacion dance
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Members of the Iglesia Luz de Salvacion dance and sing during the Christian Day Parade down New York Avenue in Huntington Station. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Five-year-old Wilbert Torrez is this year's king of
(Credit: Alexi Knock)

Five-year-old Wilbert Torrez is this year's king of the Iglesia Luz de Salvacion. The Christian Day Parade marched down New York Avenue in Huntington Station. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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A member of the “Two 4 Seven Ryderz”
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A member of the “Two 4 Seven Ryderz” biker club rides down New York Avenue during the Christian Day Parade in Huntington Station. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Five-year-old Joel Ramirez, a member of the Iglesia
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Five-year-old Joel Ramirez, a member of the Iglesia Luz de Salvacion, waves during the Christian Day Parade on New York Avenue in Huntington Station. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Members of the Iglesia Segunda Luz de Salvacion
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Members of the Iglesia Segunda Luz de Salvacion at the Christian Day Parade down New York Avenue in Huntington. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Kimberly Gonzalez, 13, of Huntington, leads her church
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Kimberly Gonzalez, 13, of Huntington, leads her church members in a song during the Christian Day Parade on New York Avenue in Huntington Station. (Aug. 11, 2012)

A young member of the Iglesia Casa de
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A young member of the Iglesia Casa de Oracion waves a flag during the parade. “This is important not only for our church but for the community. We’re trying to create unity,” said Guillermo Pérez, president of the Porter-Trejo Action Network. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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Members of the Iglesia Segunda Luz de Salvacion
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Members of the Iglesia Segunda Luz de Salvacion ride on a float down New York Avenue during the Christian Day Parade in Huntington Station. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Members of the Iglesia Segunda Luz de Salvación
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Members of the Iglesia Segunda Luz de Salvación marched. Members of four churches -- Iglesia Luz de Salvación, Iglesia Segunda Luz de Salvación, Iglesia de Evangelizacion Misionera and Iglesia Casa de Oracion -- raised money from events throughout the year to put together the parade.(Aug. 11, 2012)

The float for the Iglesia Segunda Luz de
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The float for the Iglesia Segunda Luz de Salvación makes its way down New York Avenue during the Christian Day Parade in Huntington Station. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Members of several Hispanic evangelical congregations at the
(Credit: Alexi Knock)

Members of several Hispanic evangelical congregations at the Christian Day Parade on New York Avenue in Huntington Station. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Members of the Iglesia Casa de Oracion during
(Credit: Alexi Knock)

Members of the Iglesia Casa de Oracion during the Christian Day Parade on New York Avenue in Huntington Station. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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A young member of the Iglesia Casa de
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A young member of the Iglesia Casa de Oracion rides on a float down New York Avenue during the Christian Day Parade on New in Huntington Station. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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