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Land ho! New Yorkers celebrate Columbus Day with a parade

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Boys dressed as Italian explorer Christopher Columbus march during the annual Columbus Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in New York City on Oct. 8.

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School children wave Italian flags as they pass by on a float during the Columbus Day parade in New York, on Oct. 8.

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Marching bands participate during the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in New York, Oct. 8. The annual event celebrates the day that Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas in 1492.

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Children sit on a giant bust of Christopher Columbus during the 68th annual Columbus Day parade in New York, Oct. 8.

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A parade participant is driven on a golf cart during the annual Columbus Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in New York on Oct. 8.

Previously on PhotoBlog: Christopher Columbus welcomes visitors to new New York City digs

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