Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Marches Down New York's Fifth Avenue

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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