Photos From the 2014 West Indian Day Parade

The annual West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn celebrates Caribbean culture and echoes traditional pre-Lenten Carnival festivities, with dancers wearing elaborate, feathered costumes.

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Brittany Grice, dressed to march in the West Indian Day Parade, poses for a photo with an unidentified admirer, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled the streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a Caribbean celebration and political see-and-be-seen event that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, and his children, Dante, left, and Chiara, second left, and wife, Chirlane McCray, do the "Smackdown" dance move as they march in the West Indian Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo marches in the West Indian Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Dressed to march in the annual West Indian Day Parade, Brittany Grice poses for a photograph as she makes her way to the route along Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway, in New York, Monday, Sept 1, 2014. Hours before the parade, police reported multiple shootings overnight, one of them deadly, near the route for the parade, which celebrates Caribbean culture and echoes traditional pre-Lenten Carnival festivities. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Parade-goers walk along Eastern Parkway before the start of the annual West Indian Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept 1, 2014. Hours before the parade, police reported multiple shootings overnight, one of them deadly, near the route for the parade, which celebrates Caribbean culture and echoes traditional pre-Lenten Carnival festivities. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Ellie December, center, originally from Guyana, checks out fashions from a vendor along Eastern Parkway while waiting for the annual West Indian Day Parade to start in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Hours before the parade, police reported multiple shootings overnight, one of them deadly, near the route for the parade, which celebrates Caribbean culture and echoes traditional pre-Lenten Carnival festivities. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Food vendors prepare jerk chicken in drum cookers along Eastern Parkway before the start of the annual West Indian Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York Monday, Sept 1, 2014. Hours before the parade, police reported multiple shootings overnight, one of them deadly, near the route for the political see-and-be-seen event, which celebrates Caribbean culture and echoes traditional pre-Lenten Carnival festivities. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, waves as his wife, Chirlane McCray, foreground, and son Dante, center, greet the crowd at the West Indian Day Parade, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled the streets for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a Caribbean celebration and political see-and-be-seen event that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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