West Indian Day Parade 2012

It was Brooklyn's version of Main Street USA. People waved flags from their front stoops, drumbeats filled the air and women in brightly colored sequined costumes and feather headdresses danced to reggae music as they marched Monday in the West Indian Day Parade.

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Captain Best, with the New York City Corrections Department, second from right, and others take part in the West Indian Day Parade as it makes it's way along Eastern Parkway in the Brooklyn borough of New York Monday Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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Following the West Indian Day Parade, Rohan Locke, right, cooks jerk chicken at a stand along the parade route on Eastern Parkway in the Brooklyn borough of New York Monday Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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A costumed participant makes their way along Eastern Parkway in the Brooklyn borough of New York as she takes part in the West Indian Day Parade Monday Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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Jasmine Carmichael, 11, right, and her cousin Ayana Small, 10, second from right, wave flags as they and others watch the West Indian Day Parade as it makes it's way along Eastern Parkway in the Brooklyn borough of New York,Monday Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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Costumed participants in the West Indian Day Parade make their way along Eastern Parkway in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo waves as he makes his way along Eastern Parkway in the Brooklyn borough of New York during the West Indian Day Parade Monday Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, waves as he makes his way along Eastern Parkway in the Brooklyn borough of New York during the West Indian Day Parade Monday Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg, foreground, waves flags as he makes his way along Eastern Parkway in the Brooklyn borough of New York during the West Indian Day Parade Monday Sept. 3, 2012. Dennis Walcott, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, left, walks beside the mayor. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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Angelana Jones, right, poses for a photgraph as she waits to take part in the West Indian Day Parade Monday Sept. 3, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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Costumed participants in the West Indian Day Parade share a moment as they make their way along Eastern Parkway in the Brooklyn borough of New York Monday Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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Following the West Indian Day Parade, people in costume make their way along Kingston Avenue in the Brooklyn borough of New York Monday Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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Dorvan Rouse, right, and Kevin King, second from right, wearing and holding the flag of Barbados, make their way along Eastern Parkway following the West Indian Day Parade Monday Sept. 3, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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Following the West Indian Day Parade, people in costume make their way along Kingston Avenue in the Brooklyn borough of New York Monday Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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