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2013 Greek Independence Parade

The Greek Warriors march in the Greek Independence

The Greek Warriors march in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013) Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The 2013 Greek Independence Parade, which travels down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821.

The Greek Warriors march in the Greek Independence
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The Greek Warriors march in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg pets a
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New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg pets a police horse before the start of the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

The Greek Warriors march in the Greek Independence
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The Greek Warriors march in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

A Greek Orthodox priest marches in the Greek
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A Greek Orthodox priest marches in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

Spectators cheer on participants marching in the Greek
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Spectators cheer on participants marching in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

The Greek Warriors march in the Greek Independence
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The Greek Warriors march in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly marches
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New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly marches in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

New York City mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis waves
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New York City mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis waves to spectators from a float during the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

Tommy Skoufis, from Syosset, marches in the Greek
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Tommy Skoufis, from Syosset, marches in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

Sofia Cunningham, 4, of Astoria, watches the Greek
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Sofia Cunningham, 4, of Astoria, watches the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota greets
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New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota greets spectators during the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg marches in the Greek Independence
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg marches in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

New York City mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis waves
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

New York City mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis waves to spectators from a float during the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

The Greek Warriors march in the Greek Independence
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The Greek Warriors march in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

Members of the Hellenic Presidential Guard march in
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of the Hellenic Presidential Guard march in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

Sofia Cunningham, 4, of Astoria, watches the Greek
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Sofia Cunningham, 4, of Astoria, watches the Greek Independence Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This year, the parade celebrates Greece's 192nd anniversary of independence in 1821. (April 7, 2013)

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