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2015 Puerto Rican Day Parade

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade has been marching in Manhattan for more than 50 years. Here photos of some of the celebration and excitement as the parade made its way up Fifth Avenue in midtown.

Jaydden Garcia, 8, center, cheers as the annual
Photo Credit: AP / Kevin Hagen

Jaydden Garcia, 8, center, cheers as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Dancers wave Puerto Rican flags as the annual
Photo Credit: AP / Kevin Hagen

Dancers wave Puerto Rican flags as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Jayda Vazquez, 12, left, and Kaylee Vazquez, 8,
Photo Credit: AP / Kevin Hagen

Jayda Vazquez, 12, left, and Kaylee Vazquez, 8, wave from atop a convertible in the procession as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Kaylee Vazquez, 8, left, and Jayda Vazquez, 12,
Photo Credit: AP / Kevin Hagen

Kaylee Vazquez, 8, left, and Jayda Vazquez, 12, ride atop a convertible as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Participants march along 5th Avenue during the 58th
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants march along 5th Avenue during the 58th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 14, 2015. The annual parade celebrates Puerto Rican heritage and culture. It is one of the largest parades in New York City.

Arsenia Fuentes, center left, and Sarah Dones, center
Photo Credit: AP / Kevin Hagen

Arsenia Fuentes, center left, and Sarah Dones, center right, cheer for a passing float as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Ave., Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gellibrand, left, and New York
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gellibrand, left, and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, second from left, march along 5th Avenue during the 58th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 14, 2015. The annual parade celebrates Puerto Rican heritage and culture. It is one of the largest parades in New York City.

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, left, stops for
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, left, stops for a photograph as he marches along 5th Avenue during the 58th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 14, 2015. The annual parade celebrates Puerto Rican heritage and culture. It is one of the largest parades in New York City.

Kiomara Martinez, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, waves
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Kiomara Martinez, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, waves her flag as she watches the 58th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 14, 2015. The annual parade celebrates Puerto Rican heritage and culture. It is one of the largest parades in New York City.

Participants dances along 5th Avenue during the 58th
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants dances along 5th Avenue during the 58th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 14, 2015. The annual parade celebrates Puerto Rican heritage and culture. It is one of the largest parades in New York City.

A boy rests on a barricade as the
Photo Credit: AP / Kevin Hagen

A boy rests on a barricade as the annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade makes its way up New York's Fifth Avenue, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the parade which celebrates the heritage and identity of Puerto Ricans living in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Spectators wave flags as they line 5th Avenue
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Spectators wave flags as they line 5th Avenue during the 58th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 14, 2015. The annual parade celebrates Puerto Rican heritage and culture. It is one of the largest parades in New York City.

Participants march along 5th Avenue during the 58th
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants march along 5th Avenue during the 58th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 14, 2015. The annual parade celebrates Puerto Rican heritage and culture. It is one of the largest parades in New York City.

Spectators line 5th Avenue during the 58th annual
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Spectators line 5th Avenue during the 58th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 14, 2015. The annual parade celebrates Puerto Rican heritage and culture. It is one of the largest parades in New York City.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio marches
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio marches along 5th Avenue during the 58th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 14, 2015. The annual parade celebrates Puerto Rican heritage and culture. It is one of the largest parades in New York City.

Congressman Charles Rangel is driven along 5th Avenue
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Congressman Charles Rangel is driven along 5th Avenue during the 58th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 14, 2015. The annual parade celebrates Puerto Rican heritage and culture. It is one of the largest parades in New York City.

Participants dances along 5th Avenue during the 58th
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants dances along 5th Avenue during the 58th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 14, 2015. The annual parade celebrates Puerto Rican heritage and culture. It is one of the largest parades in New York City.

A participant is driven along 5th Avenue during
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A participant is driven along 5th Avenue during the 58th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan on June 14, 2015. The annual parade celebrates Puerto Rican heritage and culture. It is one of the largest parades in New York City.

Spectators line Fifth Avenue in midtown Sunday, June
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Spectators line Fifth Avenue in midtown Sunday, June 14, 2015, awaiting the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. The parade has marched through Manhattan for more than 50 years.

Participants prepare for the start of the National
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Participants prepare for the start of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on June 14, 2015. Puerto Ricans from the New York metropolitan area have been celebrating a day of pride for more than half a century.

It's a moment for masks and maracas on
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

It's a moment for masks and maracas on Sunday, June 14, 2015, as spectators line Fifth Avenue in midtown awaiting the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.

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