Easter Parade 2011

Hundreds of people from around the world gathered in midtown Manhattan on Sunday, just outside the steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral, showing off their Easter hats and finery -- along with some zany attire worn by more creative participants.

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Wearing a hat made with plastic puppet eyes, Leslie Lowe, of New York, poses for photographs as she takes part in the Easter Parade along New York's Fifth Avenue.
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Hundreds of people from around the world gathered in midtown Manhattan on Sunday, just outside the steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral, showing off their Easter hats and finery -- along with some zany attire worn by more creative participants.
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Wearing rainforest inspired hats, Kaitlyn Fishkin, 11, left, and her sister Erica Fishkin, 13, pose for photographs as they take part in the Easter Parade.
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Julia Scott, 4, of Fairlawn, N.J., right, adjusts her hat as she and her mother Regina Scotti, left, take part in the Easter Parade.
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Shien Lee, of New York, right, poses for photographers as she and others take part in the Easter Parade along New York's Fifth Avenue Sunday April 24, 2011.
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Julia Scott, 4, of Fairlawn, N.J., left, and her mother Regina Scotti, right, take part in the Easter Parade along New York's Fifth Avenue Sunday April 24, 2011.
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Marjorie Lee Woo, left, Sabrina Mashburn, center, and Ashley Woo, Marjorie's daughter, pose for photographers as they take part in the Easter Parade.
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Dressed as a rabbit television, Davey Mitchell, of New York, left, poses for photographs as he takes part in the Easter Parade along New York's Fifth Avenue.
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Dinah King, 6, of the Queens borough of New York, foreground right, and a man calling himself Muffinhead, foreground left, pose for photographers as they take part in the Easter Parade.
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Mariette Pathy Allen, right, and others talk with other participants in the Easter Day parade along New York's Fifth Avenue on Sunday.
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Even the dogs got all dolled up for Easter Sunday.
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Wearing a ferris wheel hat, Mike Revenaugh, of the Queens borough of New York, right, poses for photographers as he and others take part in the Easter Parade along New York's Fifth Avenue.
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Even Rockefeller Plaza is decked out for the occasion.
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Even though it's dark, you can see hordes of people packed St. Patrick's Cathedral for Easter Mass.
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Leah, 11, foreground second from left, and her friend Rachel, 10, foreground second from right, both from New Jersey, pose for photographers with others wearing hats as they as they take part in the Easter Parade.
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Daphne Malfitano, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, right, smiles as she and others take part in the Easter Parade along New York's Fifth Avenue.
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Easter parade participants take part in the 2011 Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival.
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Al Feliciano and Jessica Conde of New York model their hat and bonnet during the 2011 Easter parade.
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Easter parade participants take part in the 2011 Easter Parade.
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An Easter parade participant takes part in the 2011 Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival.
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A parade goer models her dress and bonnet made of flowers during the 2011 Easter parade and Easter bonnet festival.
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A parade participant takes part in the 2011 Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival.
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Vanessa Sterbenz-Guerra of Queens, NY models her bonnet.
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Easter parade participants take part in the 2011 Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival.
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Parade goers admire the bonnet of Vanessa Sterbenz-Guerra during the 2011 Easter parade and Easter bonnet festival on the Streets of Manhattan.
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Parade goers Noel Macfetrich and Dennis Mcelroy model their hats during the 2011 Easter parade and Easter bonnet festival.
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Al Feliciano and Jessica Conde of New York model their hat and bonnet during the 2011 Easter parade and Easter bonnet festival.
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A Parade goer models her hat during the 2011 Easter parade and Easter bonnet festival.
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A Parade goer models his hat during the 2011 Easter parade and Easter bonnet festival.
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Jamie Musing, Barbara Musing, Isabelle Forest and Heather Forest model their bonnets.
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A Parade goer models her bonnet during the 2011 Easter parade and Easter bonnet festival.
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(L-R) Jamie Musing, Barbara Musing, Isabelle Forest adjust the bonnet Barbara Musing during the 2011 Easter parade and Easter bonnet festival.
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Parade goers model their bonnets.
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Rosemary Ponzo models her hat.
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Parade goers model their bonnets.
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Parade goers admire an ornate bonnet.
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