PHOTOS: NYC's 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade

See photos of the 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

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Police officer Sgt. Slavin marches with his son in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, one of the largest and oldest in the world on March 17, 2016 in New York City.
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A brigade of marchers prepares for the 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade
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More parade marchers prepare for the start.
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A marcher with a bagpipe walks by St. Patrick's Cathedral.
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pauses with Cardinal Timothy Dolan as he marches in the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, one of the largest and oldest in the world on March 17, 2016 in New York City. Now that a ban on openly gay groups has been dropped, Mayor de Blasio is attending the parade for the first time since he became mayor in 2014. The parade goes up Fifth Avenue ending at East 79th Street and will draw an estimated 2 million spectators along its 35-block stretch.
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Irish flags adorn St. Patrick's Cathedral
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Michael and Audrey McMaslen, of Scotland, celebrate Michael's 50th birthday on this St. Patrick's Day. It's also the first time this happy couple has been in Times Square.
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Even dogs marched and showed Irish pride.
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Dianne Winniger, Jeanne Mathes, Missy Jennings , Susan Dupre, Kimmie Hammant, Joan Burmaster, Amy Winters and Monique Suffern came from New Orleans 10 years ago to pay their thanks to the firefighters and police who helped during Hurricane Katrina. Now they're back to say thank you again.
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Young ones show off green skirts and enjoy the celebration.
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New Yorkers David Rodriguez , William butler, Howard Simon , Danny Luketin, Lacy Stratton and Heather Cole show their holiday spirit.
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Nevan Higgins shows off a creative outfit.
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Revelers gather on 5th Avenue.
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Tiffany and Chris Miller from Manalapan, New Jersey, with their little friends Pat and Patty.
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One parade fan sports a large green hat.
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NBC 4 New York's Andrew Siff reporting live from the parade.
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A mounted officer waves to parade revelers.
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Marchers from New Jersey drum along the parade route.
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Angela McLaughlin and her husband came all the way from Ireland to watch the parade.
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Kevin McLoughlin and his wife (pictured above) are from Navan, Ireland.
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30 Rock is looking good, peeking out beyond the crowd.
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Ms. New York, elegantly waving to the crowd.
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Irish flags fly high today!
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