2013 Mermaid Day Parade in Coney Island

A parade participant arrives in costume June 22,
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A parade participant arrives in costume June 22, 2013, for the 31st Annual Mermaid Parade at New York's Coney Island. (Credit: Getty Images)

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After a grassroots movement raised enough money for the 31-year-old Mermaid Day Parade to go on, Saturday's festival continued the annual procession of tuba-playing Poseidons, tattooed mermaids and mermen, human seaweed and other costumed enthusiasts making their way down the Coney Island boardwalk.

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