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A parade-goer watches as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade 2013

Photos from New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade in 2013.

Krys Freebes watches the annual St. Patrick's Day
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Krys Freebes watches the annual St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (March 16, 2011)

A young parade-goer watches the 251st St Patrick's
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A young parade-goer watches the 251st St Patrick's Day Parade make its way up Fifth Avenue in New York. (March 16, 2012)

The FDNY pipes and drums band marches on
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The FDNY pipes and drums band marches on Fifth Avenue during the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (March 16, 2013)

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Crowds watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day
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Crowds watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (March 16, 2013)

Members of FDNY march on Fifth Avenue during
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Members of FDNY march on Fifth Avenue during the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (March 16, 2013)

Crowds watch as marching bands make their way
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Crowds watch as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013)

Crowds watch as marching bands make their way
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Crowds watch as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013)

Revelers watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day
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Revelers watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (March 16, 2013)

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (center) and
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (center) and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (third to the right) and other guests march on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan during the city's 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 2013. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Members of the FDNY march along Fifth Avenue
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Members of the FDNY march along Fifth Avenue carrying a flag for each of the members of the department who died on 9/11 during today's St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. (March 16, 2013)

Parade participants make their way up Fifth Avenue
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Parade participants make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013)

Parade participants make their way up Fifth Avenue
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Parade participants make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

Heavily armed police officers watch the 252nd annual
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Heavily armed police officers watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (March 16, 2013)

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Members of the FDNY march along Fifth Avenue
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Members of the FDNY march along Fifth Avenue carrying a flag for each of the members of the department who died on 9/11 during today's St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. (March 16, 2013)

Members of the FDNY march along Fifth Avenue
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Members of the FDNY march along Fifth Avenue carrying a flag for each of the members of the department who died on 9/11 during today's St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. (March 16, 2013)

Participants march in the 2013 New York City
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Participants march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

Participants march in the 2013 New York City
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Participants march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

Participants march in the 2013 New York City
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Participants march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

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A man watches the 252nd New York City
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A man watches the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. (March 16, 2013)

One-year-old Frank Trentinella watches the 252nd New York
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One-year-old Frank Trentinella watches the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. (March 16, 2013)

Crowds watch as marching bands make their way
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Crowds watch as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013)

A parade participant makes his way up Fifth
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A parade participant makes his way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

A bagpiper makes his way up Fifth Avenue
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A bagpiper makes his way up Fifth Avenue during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013)

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Cardinal Edward Egan, left, greets participants before they
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Cardinal Edward Egan, left, greets participants before they make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013)

Members of the Ireland Police Department wait to
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Members of the Ireland Police Department wait to join the rest of the parade on Fifth Avenue during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013)

Paradegoers make their way up Fifth Avenue during
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Paradegoers make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

Parade participants make their way up Fifth Avenue
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Parade participants make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

A parade-goer watches marching bands make their way
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A parade-goer watches marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

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Members of the U.S. Army make their way
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Members of the U.S. Army make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

A parade-goer watches as marching bands make their
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A parade-goer watches as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

Crowds watch as marching bands make their way
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Crowds watch as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013)

Participants march in the 2013 New York City
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Participants march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013)

Parade-goers watch as marching bands make their way
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Parade-goers watch as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day parade (March 16, 2013)

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Spectators on Fifth Avenue during the New York
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Spectators on Fifth Avenue during the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade on March 16, 2013

Parade-goers watch as marching bands make their way
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Parade-goers watch as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 16, 2013)

Soldiers of the 69th Infantry Regiment in the
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Soldiers of the 69th Infantry Regiment in the New York Army National Guard, better known as the Fighting 69th, march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013)

Participants march in the 2013 New York City
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Participants march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013)

Officers of the New York Police Dept. march
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Officers of the New York Police Dept. march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

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Participants march in the 2013 New York City
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Participants march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

Officers of the New York Police Department march
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Officers of the New York Police Department march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

Participants march in the 2013 New York City
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Participants march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

People line the streets of Manhattan for the
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People line the streets of Manhattan for the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013)

Nearly 2 million were expected to attend New
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Nearly 2 million were expected to attend New York City's 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013)

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People line the streets of Manhattan for the
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People line the streets of Manhattan for the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013)

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, right, walks with
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Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, right, walks with Brian O'Dwyer, Chairman of the Ireland Chamber of Commerce, as he arrives for the 17th annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast in Manhattan. Kenny is among those marching in the 252nd St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013)

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