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Columbus Day Parade in NYC

People ride on a float with a large

People ride on a float with a large bust of Christopher Columbus during the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

The annual Columbus Day parade took place in Manhattan on Monday, starting at 44th Street and winding north up Fifth Avenue to 72nd Street.

Quartermaster Chief Adam Congello, center, of Westchester County,
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Quartermaster Chief Adam Congello, center, of Westchester County, and fellow crew members of the USS Michael Murphy participate in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Members of the NYPD mounted unit ride in
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Members of the NYPD mounted unit ride in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Wantagh resident Christine Blaney, a member of the
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Wantagh resident Christine Blaney, a member of the Stony Brook University color guard, marches in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Outside of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York
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Outside of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, retired Cardinal Edward Egan greets Gov. Andrew Cuomo during the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Outside of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, retired
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Outside of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, retired Cardinal Edward Egan greets Gov. York Andrew Cuomo during the annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo waves to crowds during the
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo waves to crowds during the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn march in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

The West Islip High School Marching Lions march
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The West Islip High School Marching Lions march in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Sons of San Paolino Di Nola from Franklin
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Sons of San Paolino Di Nola from Franklin Square participate in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

The Stony Brook University mascot high-fives people in
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The Stony Brook University mascot high-fives people in the crowd during the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Maria Pasquariello, center front, of Levittown, cheers as
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Maria Pasquariello, center front, of Levittown, cheers as Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches by during the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

NYPD Chief Joseph J. Esposito, left, and Police
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NYPD Chief Joseph J. Esposito, left, and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, center, march in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

An inline skater rolls up Fifth Avenue during
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An inline skater rolls up Fifth Avenue during the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Police Superintendent Joseph
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D'Amico march in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

The West Islip High School Marching Lions march
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The West Islip High School Marching Lions march in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Participants take part in the 68th annual Columbus
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Participants take part in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Participants take part in the 68th annual Columbus
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Participants take part in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Participants take part in the 68th annual Columbus
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Participants take part in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Young versions of explorer Christopher Columbus march in
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Young versions of explorer Christopher Columbus march in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Young versions of explorer Christopher Columbus take part
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Young versions of explorer Christopher Columbus take part in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Tony Pepitone, left, embraces Honey Eberhardt during the
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Tony Pepitone, left, embraces Honey Eberhardt during the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Children pretending to be a young Christopher Columbus
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Children pretending to be a young Christopher Columbus participate in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

People ride on a float with a large
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People ride on a float with a large bust of Christopher Columbus during the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Schoolchildren wave Italian flags as they pass by
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Schoolchildren wave Italian flags as they pass by on a float during the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

A line of Italian sports cars passes people
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A line of Italian sports cars passes people watching the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Isabella Brady, 4, left, plays with Caterina Rubino,
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Isabella Brady, 4, left, plays with Caterina Rubino, 12, near some Italian sports cars before the start of the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Isabella Brady, 4, gets ready to march in
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Isabella Brady, 4, gets ready to march in the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Marchers follow a large bust of Christopher Columbus
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Marchers follow a large bust of Christopher Columbus during the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in the the 68th
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in the the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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