Photos from New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade in 2013.
Krys Freebes watches the annual St. Patrick's Day
Krys Freebes watches the annual St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. (March 16, 2011) (Credit: Getty Images)
A young parade-goer watches the 251st St Patrick's
A young parade-goer watches the 251st St Patrick's Day Parade make its way up Fifth Avenue in New York. (March 16, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)
The FDNY pipes and drums band marches on
The FDNY pipes and drums band marches on Fifth Avenue during the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

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Crowds watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day
Crowds watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Members of FDNY march on Fifth Avenue during
Members of FDNY march on Fifth Avenue during the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Crowds watch as marching bands make their way
Crowds watch as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa)
Crowds watch as marching bands make their way
Crowds watch as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa)
Revelers watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day
Revelers watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (center) and
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (center) and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (third to the right) and other guests march on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan during the city's 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 2013. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (Credit: Getty Images)
Members of the FDNY march along Fifth Avenue
Members of the FDNY march along Fifth Avenue carrying a flag for each of the members of the department who died on 9/11 during today's St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa)
Parade participants make their way up Fifth Avenue
Parade participants make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa)
Parade participants make their way up Fifth Avenue
Parade participants make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Heavily armed police officers watch the 252nd annual
Heavily armed police officers watch the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

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Members of the FDNY march along Fifth Avenue
Members of the FDNY march along Fifth Avenue carrying a flag for each of the members of the department who died on 9/11 during today's St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa)
Members of the FDNY march along Fifth Avenue
Members of the FDNY march along Fifth Avenue carrying a flag for each of the members of the department who died on 9/11 during today's St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa)
Participants march in the 2013 New York City
Participants march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa)
Participants march in the 2013 New York City
Participants march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa)
Participants march in the 2013 New York City
Participants march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa)
A man watches the 252nd New York City
A man watches the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
One-year-old Frank Trentinella watches the 252nd New York
One-year-old Frank Trentinella watches the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Crowds watch as marching bands make their way
Crowds watch as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
A parade participant makes his way up Fifth
A parade participant makes his way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
A bagpiper makes his way up Fifth Avenue
A bagpiper makes his way up Fifth Avenue during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Cardinal Edward Egan, left, greets participants before they
Cardinal Edward Egan, left, greets participants before they make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Members of the Ireland Police Department wait to
Members of the Ireland Police Department wait to join the rest of the parade on Fifth Avenue during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Paradegoers make their way up Fifth Avenue during
Paradegoers make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Parade participants make their way up Fifth Avenue
Parade participants make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
A parade-goer watches marching bands make their way
A parade-goer watches marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Members of the U.S. Army make their way
Members of the U.S. Army make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
A parade-goer watches as marching bands make their
A parade-goer watches as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Crowds watch as marching bands make their way
Crowds watch as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan during the 252nd New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Participants march in the 2013 New York City
Participants march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: CS Muncy)
Parade-goers watch as marching bands make their way
Parade-goers watch as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day parade (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Spectators on Fifth Avenue during the New York
Spectators on Fifth Avenue during the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade on March 16, 2013 (Credit: Getty Images)
Parade-goers watch as marching bands make their way
Parade-goers watch as marching bands make their way up Fifth Avenue during the 252th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Soldiers of the 69th Infantry Regiment in the
Soldiers of the 69th Infantry Regiment in the New York Army National Guard, better known as the Fighting 69th, march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: CS Muncy)
Participants march in the 2013 New York City
Participants march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: CS Muncy)
Officers of the New York Police Dept. march
Officers of the New York Police Dept. march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: CS Muncy)
Participants march in the 2013 New York City
Participants march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: CS Muncy)
Officers of the New York Police Department march
Officers of the New York Police Department march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: CS Muncy)
Participants march in the 2013 New York City
Participants march in the 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: CS Muncy)
People line the streets of Manhattan for the
People line the streets of Manhattan for the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Jim Staubitser)
Nearly 2 million were expected to attend New
Nearly 2 million were expected to attend New York City's 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa)
People line the streets of Manhattan for the
People line the streets of Manhattan for the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: Steven Sunshine)
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, right, walks with
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, right, walks with Brian O'Dwyer, Chairman of the Ireland Chamber of Commerce, as he arrives for the 17th annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast in Manhattan. Kenny is among those marching in the 252nd St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 16, 2013) (Credit: AP)