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Parade goers watch as matching bands make their way up 5th Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16, 2013.

PHOTOS: NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

The 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade was held in Manhattan Saturday.

Jordan and Jadin Frazier look on as parade
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Jordan and Jadin Frazier look on as parade participants make their way up 5th Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16, 2013.

Parade goers watch as matching bands make their
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Parade goers watch as matching bands make their way up 5th Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16, 2013.

Parade participants make their way up 5th Avenue
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Parade participants make their way up 5th Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16, 2013.

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Revelers watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day
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Revelers watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade March 16, 2013 in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland.

Marchers carry American flags as they make their
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Marchers carry American flags as they make their way up 5th Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16, 2013.

Parade participants march on Fifth Avenue during the
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Parade participants march on Fifth Avenue during the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade March 16, 2013 in New York City.

Parade participants march on Fifth Avenue during the
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Parade participants march on Fifth Avenue during the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade March 16, 2013 in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

An estimated 2 million people lined up along
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An estimated 2 million people lined up along Fifth Avenue to watch the parade.

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Parade participants make their way up Fifth Avenue
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Parade participants make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16, 2013.

Parade-goers watch as matching bands make their way
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Parade-goers watch as matching bands make their way up 5th Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16, 2013.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: U.S. Marines
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: U.S. Marines march on Fifth Avenue during the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade March 16, 2013 in New York City.

Parade-goers watch as matching bands make their way
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Parade-goers watch as matching bands make their way up 5th Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16, 2013.

One-year-old Frank Trentinella watches the 252th New York
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One-year-old Frank Trentinella watches the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on 5th Avenue during on March 16, 2013.

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (C) and
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (C) and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (3R) and other guests march on Fifth Avenue during the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade March 16, 2013 in New York City.

Bagpipe players march along Fifth Avenue.
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Bagpipe players march along Fifth Avenue.

Revelers watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day
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Revelers watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade March 16, 2013 in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: Revelers cross
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: Revelers cross Fifth Avenue during the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade March 16, 2013 in New York City.

Revelers wore bright green hats to the annual
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Revelers wore bright green hats to the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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A man watches the 252th New York City
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A man watches the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on 5th Avenue on March 16, 2013.

Revelers show off their Irish pride with flags
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Revelers show off their Irish pride with flags and green accessories.

Servicemen march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Servicemen march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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