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Easter Parade struts down sunny Fifth Avenue

If it's Easter on Fifth Avenue that means one thing: people in big hats posing for pictures.

- Click here to see photos of the Easter Parade down Fifth Avenue

The Easter Parade started out as a chance for New Yorkers to show off their holiday finery afterchurch. It has evolved into a springtime version of Halloween.

Dianna Facci was wearing a hat made of a vintage lampshade on Sunday. It was covered with flowers,butterflies and a birdhouse.

Her sister Linda's creation was more austere: a papier-mache Easter egg worn at a rakish angle. Shesaid: "The yolk's on me!" The parade was immortalized in the 1948 movie "Easter Parade" starring JudyGarland and Fred Astaire.

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