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Dancing, revelry at New York's West Indian Day Parade

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A woman in costume dances on the streets during the annual West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, New York, Sept. 3, 2012.

New York City's colorful, musical West Indian Day Parade is back.

The colorful parade celebrates the culture of the Caribbean islands and is one of the city's largest outdoor events. Full story…

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A man in costume rests against a police barrier during the annual West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, New York, Sept. 3.

Andrew Burton / Reuters

Police officers temporarily block a portion of the street during the annual West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, New York, Sept. 3. The parade has been marred by violence in past years, causing a greater police presence this year.

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A vendor sells cotton candy during the annual West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, New York, Sept. 3.

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