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St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City

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New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns fashionable Fifth Avenue green in the world’s largest Irish heritage celebration. The 257th edition of New York City’s parade drew more than 1 million spectators to watch an estimated 150,000 spirited marchers, including more than 100 bands. (AP)

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For the parade-goer watching the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City, green is the skin tone of choice. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Members of the Fire Department of New York Color Guard march on Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Grand Marshal Loretta Brennan Glucksman stops in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A member of the New York City Police Department Marching Band awaits the start of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Crowds cheer for marchers along Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Members of the County Tipperary N & B Association of New York march in unity on Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Reenactors from the 69th Regiment perform during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


This young lady looks Irish for the day as she celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on Fifth Avenue, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


The NYPD Emerald Society marches in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


An Irish wolfhound takes part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


The children of members of the Quinnipiac University Alumni Association march up Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A member of the New York Police Department’s Emerald Society Pipes & Drums performs during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A member of the Valley Forge Military Academy and College Regimental Band performs during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A member of the Fire Department of New York Color Guard leads the march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


The Guard Pipes and Drums Band march in unity on Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Three youngsters are having fun with the photographer during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


The Ulster County A.O.H. Pipes and Drums & Honor Guard perform during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


The Virginia Military Institute Marching Band from Lexington, Va., performs during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A young girl waves a flag as she gets a ride while her dad marches in the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Members of the National Guard march in front of St. Patrick’€™s Cathedral during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Members of the Quinnipiac University Alumni Association of New York march up Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


New York State Courts Pipes and Drums marches during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Crowds get high-fives from members of the FDNY Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Families of the fallen of the FDNY carry signs of loved ones lost in the line of duty during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A youngster looks very festive while watching the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A member of the Seaford High School Marching Band performs in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


The Westchester County Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe Band performs during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


Members of the FDNY E.M.S. Emerald Society march up Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)


A youngster holds a sign thanking marchers during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 17, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)