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Waving flags, music, dancing feet: New York bears witness to Caribbean pride

AP

Published : Sep 4, 2018, 11:35 am IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
New York's Caribbean community has held annual Carnival celebrations since the 1920s, first in Harlem and then in Brooklyn, where festivities happen on Labor Day. (Photos: AP)
New York's Caribbean community has held annual Carnival celebrations since the 1920s, first in Harlem and then in Brooklyn, where festivities happen on Labor Day. (Photos: AP)
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Participants walk along with their parade unit during the West Indian American Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday.
Participants walk along with their parade unit during the West Indian American Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday.
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A participant on stilts takes part in the West Indian American Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
A participant on stilts takes part in the West Indian American Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
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Spectators watch as floats and participants pass by during the West Indian American Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York
Spectators watch as floats and participants pass by during the West Indian American Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York
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A person in masquerade participates in the West Indian American Day Parade.
A person in masquerade participates in the West Indian American Day Parade.
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Revelers displaying Caribbean pride took to the streets of Brooklyn on Monday, flags waving, music blaring and feet dancing, for New York City's annual take on Carnival celebrations.
Revelers displaying Caribbean pride took to the streets of Brooklyn on Monday, flags waving, music blaring and feet dancing, for New York City's annual take on Carnival celebrations.
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A person in a brightly coloured attire moves along the parade route during the West Indian American Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough.
A person in a brightly coloured attire moves along the parade route during the West Indian American Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough.
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Revelers and participants take part in the West Indian American Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
Revelers and participants take part in the West Indian American Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
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