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Thousands of people turned out for the annual (Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Thousands of people turned out for the annual Puerto Rican Day parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Crowds of onlookers waved the red, white, and blue of the Puerto Rican flag. (June 10, 2012)

Puerto Rican Day Parade 2012 in NYC

About 80,000 people attended the annual Puerto Rican Day parade Sunday along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

Thousands of people turned out for the annual
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Thousands of people turned out for the annual Puerto Rican Day parade Sunday along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Crowds of onlookers waved the red, white, and blue of the Puerto Rican flag. (June 10, 2012)

The colors of the Puerto Rican flag stand
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The colors of the Puerto Rican flag stand among revelers as they line the route of the National Puerto Rican Day parade on New York's Fifth Avenue. The parade has been an annual event in New York since 1958 and has grown to be one of the city's largest. (June 10, 2012)

Revelers line the route of the annual Puerto
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Revelers line the route of the annual Puerto Rican Day parade in Manhattan on Sunday on a warm and mostly pleasant day. (June 10, 2012)

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Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) marches in the Puerto
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Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) marches in the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan. (June 10, 2012)

A giant Puerto Rican flag is carried up
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A giant Puerto Rican flag is carried up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan during the annual Puerto Rican Day parade. (June 10, 2012)

A member of Positive Workforce waves a giant
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A member of Positive Workforce waves a giant Puerto Rican flag during the Puerto Rican Day parade Sunday in Manhattan. (June 10, 2012)

Young dancers perform as they march in the
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Young dancers perform as they march in the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (June 10, 2012)

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), right, rides in
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U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), right, rides in a car during the Puerto Rican Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (June 10, 2012)

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Participants march in the annual Puerto Rican Day
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Participants march in the annual Puerto Rican Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday during a mostly beautiful day to be outdoors. (June 10, 2012)

People throng the route of the Puerto Rican
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People throng the route of the Puerto Rican Day parade Sunday on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (June 10, 2012)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, accompanied by former Bronx
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, accompanied by former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, left, at the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan. (June 10, 2012)

Ana Selena Meza, 4, is surrounded by flags
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Ana Selena Meza, 4, is surrounded by flags as she watches the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. (June 10, 2012)

Members of the Latinas Hat Society march in
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Members of the Latinas Hat Society march in the Puerto Rican Day parade Sunday along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (June 10, 2012)

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Thousands of people turned out for the annual
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Thousands of people turned out for the annual Puerto Rican Day parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Crowds of onlookers waved the red, white, and blue of the Puerto Rican flag. (June 10, 2012)

It's one big celebration for thousands of people
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

It's one big celebration for thousands of people at the annual Puerto Rican Day parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (June 10, 2012)

You can feel the energy from the crowd
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You can feel the energy from the crowd as scores rejoice and wave flags during the Puerto Rican Day parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (June 10, 2012)

The Puerto Rican flag is a symbol of
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The Puerto Rican flag is a symbol of delight for thousands who turned out for the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (June 10, 2012)

Even the faces of many revelers bore the
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Even the faces of many revelers bore the colors of the Puerto Rican flag Sunday during the annual Puerto Rican Day parade in Manhattan. (June 10, 2012)

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A radio station's float is among the many
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A radio station's float is among the many featured in Sunday's annual Puerto Rican Day parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (June 10, 2012)

Color me proud and exuberant, this reveler seems
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

Color me proud and exuberant, this reveler seems to saying while living it up at the annual Puerto Rican Day parade Sunday along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (June 10, 2012)

It's one big, long party for thousands of
(Credit: Bruce Gilbert)

It's one big, long party for thousands of people as they take part in the annual Puerto Rican Day parade Sunday along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (June 10, 2012)

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