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New York City Police Department Chief Joseph J. (Credit: Charles Eckert)

New York City Police Department Chief Joseph J. Esposito, left, and police Commissioner Ray Kelly, center, march in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Columbus Day Parade

68th Annual New York City Columbus Day Parade

Quartermaster Chief Adam Congello, center, and crew members
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Quartermaster Chief Adam Congello, center, and crew members of the USS Michael Murphy participate in the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Members of the NYPD Mounted Unit ride in
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Members of the NYPD Mounted Unit ride in the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Wantagh resident Christine Blaney, a member of the
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Wantagh resident Christine Blaney, a member of the Stony Brook University Color Guard, marches in the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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Outside of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, Cardinal
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Outside of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, Cardinal Edward Egan greets Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo during the 68th annual Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Cardinal Edward Egan speaks with New York Gov.
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Cardinal Edward Egan speaks with New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo outside St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan during the 68th annual Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

New York Gov. Cuomo waves to spectators during
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

New York Gov. Cuomo waves to spectators during the 68th annual Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn march in the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

The West Islip High School Marching Lions participate
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The West Islip High School Marching Lions participate in the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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Sons of San Paolino Di Nola from Franklin
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Sons of San Paolino Di Nola from Franklin Square participate in the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

The Stony Brook University mascot high-fives spectators during
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The Stony Brook University mascot high-fives spectators during the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Maria Pasquariello, center, of Levittown, cheers as Gov.
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Maria Pasquariello, center, of Levittown, cheers as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo marches by in the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade.(Oct. 8, 2012)

New York City Police Department Chief Joseph J.
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

New York City Police Department Chief Joseph J. Esposito, left, and police Commissioner Ray Kelly, center, march in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

An in-line skater on Fifth Avenue during the
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

An in-line skater on Fifth Avenue during the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Superintendent Joseph A.
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Superintendent Joseph A. D'Amico of the New York State Police march in the 68th Annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

The West Islip High School Marching Lions participate
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The West Islip High School Marching Lions participate in the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Participants march in the 68th annual New York
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Participants march in the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Participants march in the 68th annual New York
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Participants march in the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Participants march in the 68th annual New York
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Participants march in the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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Boys dressed as the famous explorer participate in
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Boys dressed as the famous explorer participate in the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Participants in the 68th annual New York City
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Participants in the 68th annual New York City Columbus Day Parade include some boys dressed as the famous explorer. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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