2011 St. Patrick's Day parade in NYC

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Revelers line Fifth Avenue in Manhattan for the 250th St. Patrick's Day parade.

Joe Hauswirth, of Suffolk County Police Department, participates
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Joe Hauswirth, of Suffolk County Police Department, participates in the St. Patricks Day Parade in New York City. (March 17, 2011)

Tommy Nolan, of Suffolk County Police Department, participates
(Credit: Photo by Chris Ware)

Tommy Nolan, of Suffolk County Police Department, participates in the St. Patricks Day Parade in New York City. (March 17, 2011)

Karen Taylor, 21, of Fall Park, smiles while
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Karen Taylor, 21, of Fall Park, smiles while enjoying the St. Patricks Day Parade in New York City. (March 17, 2011)

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Nicole Dragonetti, 15, of Connetquot High School in
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Nicole Dragonetti, 15, of Connetquot High School in Ronkonkoma, plays the trumpet during the St. Patricks Day Parade in New York City. (March 17, 2011)

Joe Baker, of the Nassau County Police Department,
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Joe Baker, of the Nassau County Police Department, participates in the St. Patricks Day Parade in New York City. (March 17, 2011)

Patrick McCormick, 4, of Yonkers, walks with the
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Patrick McCormick, 4, of Yonkers, walks with the Westchester Emerald Society Pipes and Drumbs during the St. Patricks Day Parade in New York City. (March 17, 2011)

Tom Willdigg, left, of the Nassau County Police
(Credit: Chris Ware)

Tom Willdigg, left, of the Nassau County Police Department, participates in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan. (March 17, 2011)

Tom Greer, of the Nassau County Police Highway
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Tom Greer, of the Nassau County Police Highway Patrol, participates in the St. Patricks Day Parade in New York City. (March 17, 2011)

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Joe O'Shaughnessy, of the Nassau County Sheriff's Department,
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Joe O'Shaughnessy, of the Nassau County Sheriff's Department, participates in the St. Patricks Day Parade in New York City. (March 17, 2011)

Bagpipers march up Fifth Avenue in New York
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Bagpipers march up Fifth Avenue in New York during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 17, 2011)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg marches up Fifth Avenue during
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg marches up Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 17, 2011)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, greets
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, greets Archbishop Timothy Dolan, left, in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 17, 2011)

Visitors from Switzerland watch as participants march up
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Visitors from Switzerland watch as participants march up Fifth Avenue during New York's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 17, 2011)

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Dennis Bunn of Yonkers holds a sign calling
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Dennis Bunn of Yonkers holds a sign calling Mayor Michael Bloomberg a drunk, as he and other spectators watch the mayor march past them up Fifth Avenue during New York's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Some paradegoers were upset with Bloomberg after remarks he made about the Irish recently. He later apologized. (March 17, 2011)

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