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Mateo Apuzzo watches during the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Columbus Day Parade

Spectators and marchers gathered in New York City for the 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade.

The West Islip High School Band marches in
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The West Islip High School Band marches in the 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. (Oct 14, 2013)

Roslyn High School Marching Band marches in the
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Roslyn High School Marching Band marches in the 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. (Oct. 14, 2013)

An official marching in the 69th annual Columbus
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An official marching in the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City. (Oct. 14, 2013)

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Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Bill de
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Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks with supporters while marching in the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Republican New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota
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Republican New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota waves to supporters while marching in the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 14, 2013)

The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band participates
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The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band participates in the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Isabella Gregorio, 10, waves Italian flags while watching
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Isabella Gregorio, 10, waves Italian flags while watching the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Police officers watch as marchers prepare to join
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Police officers watch as marchers prepare to join the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. (Oct. 14, 2013)

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Mateo Apuzzo watches during the 69th annual Columbus
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Mateo Apuzzo watches during the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Isabella Nordstrom, 6, left, waves an Italian flag
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Isabella Nordstrom, 6, left, waves an Italian flag while her cousin Abigail Nordstrom, 9, gets some rest on a large bust of Christopher Columbus before the start of the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Maria and Jacqueline Nunziata during 69th annual Columbus
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Maria and Jacqueline Nunziata during 69th annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Participants line up in the 69th annual Columbus
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Participants line up in the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City. (Oct. 14, 2013)

A parade goer films the 69th annual Columbus
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A parade goer films the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City. (Oct. 14, 2013)

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Members of the Association of Italian State Police
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Members of the Association of Italian State Police march in the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Salvatore Petruso of the Garibaldi Guard marches in
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Salvatore Petruso of the Garibaldi Guard marches in the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City. (Oct. 14, 2013)

A member of the Garibaldi Guard marches in
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A member of the Garibaldi Guard marches in the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan greets Gov. Andrew Cuomo at
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan greets Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in the 69th annual
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in the 69th annual Columbus Day Parade on New York City's Fifth Avenue. (Oct. 14, 2013)

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