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A participant along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates (Credit: Alejandra Villa)

A participant along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

2012 West Indian-American Day Parade

Photos from the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

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A participant on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

A participant on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

A participant along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

A participant along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

A participant along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

A participant along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

A participant along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

A participant along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

A participant along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

A participant along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

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Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

A participant along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

A participant along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

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Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

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Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, waves as
(Credit: AP Photo Tina Fineberg)

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, waves as he makes his way along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn during the West Indian Day Parade. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo waves as he makes his
(Credit: AP Photo Tina Fineberg)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo waves as he makes his way along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn during the West Indian Day Parade. (Sept. 3, 2012)

A costumed participant makes her way along Eastern
(Credit: AP)

A costumed participant makes her way along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn as she takes part in the West Indian Day Parade. (Sept. 3, 2012)

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Jasmine Carmichael, 11, right, and her cousin, Ayana
(Credit: AP)

Jasmine Carmichael, 11, right, and her cousin, Ayana Small, 10, second from right, wave flags as they and others watch the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Costumed participants in the West Indian Day Parade
(Credit: AP)

Costumed participants in the West Indian Day Parade make their way along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

A participant along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

A participant along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrates this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

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Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn
(Credit: Alejandra Villa)

Parade-goers and participants along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn celebrate this year's West Indian Day Parade. This year's celebrations also recognize the 50th anniversary of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Ketha Caesar, left; her daughter, Kayla Caesar, 16,
(Credit: AP)

Ketha Caesar, left; her daughter, Kayla Caesar, 16, center; and niece Briana Caesar share a moment as they wait to take part in the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Costumed participants in the West Indian Day Parade
(Credit: AP)

Costumed participants in the West Indian Day Parade share a moment as they make their way along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Angelana Jones, right, poses for a photgraph as
(Credit: AP)

Angelana Jones, right, poses for a photgraph as she waits to take part in the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn.

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