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Festive Hats, Pastels Abound At NYC Easter Parade

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NEW YORK (AP) - Most New Yorkers showed their best colors in the annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but a few may have dusted off their Halloween outfits.

One man - a Long Island lawyer - smoked a carrot, wrapped around a cigar, with carrot greens hanging from his jacket pockets Sunday.

And there were lots of bonnets piled high with bunny ears or eggs - made of silicone, polyester and felt.

The city's Easter weekend started Friday when New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan - bearing a wooden cross - led thousands of faithful across the Brooklyn Bridge.

The tradition of the New York parade began in the 1880s as a strolling display of Easter finery.


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