Puerto Rican Day Parade 2011

There was a massive turnout for this year's Puerto Rican Day Parade. This year's theme was "celebrating the natural beauty of Puerto Rico."

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Iselli Echevarria (C) marches up Fifth Avenue during the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 12, 2011 in New York City.
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The Puerto Rican Day Parade draws hundreds of thousands and was first celebrated in New York City in 1958.
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A reveler sports a Puerto Rican flag haircut on Fifth Avenue.
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A reveler runs down Fifth Avenue during the parade.
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Jocelynn Rivas (L) strikes a pose after marching in the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
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Revelers gather along Fifth Avenue to see the costumes.
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Revelers dance on Fifth Avenue during the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
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Revelers gather along Fifth Avenue as police stand by during the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
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Iselli Echevarria marches up Fifth Avenue.
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A participant marches up Fifth Avenue.
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Alexa Cinton marches up Fifth Avenue in the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
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Thousands turn out to watch the parade every year.
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NYPD mounted patrol officer Rivera carries the flag of Puerto Rico during the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
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Members of the New York City Police department stand along the route on 5th Ave.
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Celebrating Puerto Rican pride.
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John Leguizamo in the gray suit, at the start of the parade.
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A huge turnout at the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
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NYC schools superintendent Dennis Walcott and Police Comissioner Ray Kelly at the parade.
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NBC photojournalist Ivan Reyes hard at work at the Puerto Rican Day Parade -- red, blue and white-balanced!
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New York Mayor Micheal Bloomberg walks in the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
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Danelis Viera, a member of Miss Maja Puerto Rico International, walks in the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
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Actor John Leguizamo says it's an "honor" that President Obama will visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday.
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Revelers watch passing floats at the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
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Revelers watch passing floats at the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
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