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St. Patrick's Day parade 2017: See photos

It was a sea of green along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Friday, March 17, 2017, as New Yorkers celebrated St. Patrick's Day at the annual parade.

The parade, which kicked off at 11 a.m., will include appearances by Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Enda Kenny, the Irish taoiseach, or prime minister.

Scroll down for photos from this year's parade, from green-clad revelers to bagpipers and more.

Spectators watch the New York City St. Patrick's
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Spectators watch the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan.

A drummer with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
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A drummer with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy pauses while marching along Fifth Avenue during the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan.

FDNY members get the crowd fired up as
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FDNY members get the crowd fired up as they march during the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan.

FDNY members walk behind a banner displaying an
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FDNY members walk behind a banner displaying an image of Yadira Arroyo during the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan. Arroyo was killed Thursday when Jose Gonzalez, 25, commandeered her ambulance and then ran her over.

An FDNY honor guard, carrying 343 flags representing
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An FDNY honor guard, carrying 343 flags representing those lost during the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, walk past Trump Tower as they march during the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan.

An NYPD officer stands guard as participants march
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An NYPD officer stands guard as participants march on Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's Day parade in Manhattan on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Piper Amelia Mabe marches with her daughter Angus
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Piper Amelia Mabe marches with her daughter Angus and on her back son Alister during the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Bagpiper Amelia Mabe carries her son Alister on
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Bagpiper Amelia Mabe carries her son Alister on her back as she participates in the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan with his niece Kathleen Dolan,
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan with his niece Kathleen Dolan, left, and nephew Emmett Dolan, right, enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Revelers enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade on
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Revelers enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Parade attendees enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade
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Parade attendees enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Parade attendees enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade
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Parade attendees enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Parade attendees enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade
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Parade attendees enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Parade attendees enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade
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Parade attendees enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Parade attendees get into the spirit of the
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Parade attendees get into the spirit of the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Parade attendees enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade
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Parade attendees enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Attendees at the 256th Annual St. Patrick's Day
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Attendees at the 256th Annual St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 2017 in Manhattan.

NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill and New York City
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NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attend the 256th Annual St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 2017 in Manhattan.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, left, stands in front of
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan, left, stands in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral with parade Grand Marshall Michael J. Dowling during the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan.

Members of the NYPD Emerald Society march during
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Members of the NYPD Emerald Society march during the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan.

Young participants with a unit from a police
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Young participants with a unit from a police department in Dublin, Ireland, march during the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, center, stands in front of
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan, center, stands in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral, greeting New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill and other participants during the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan.

Participants with the Bergen County Pipes and Drums
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Participants with the Bergen County Pipes and Drums corp march during the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, standing in front of St.
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan, standing in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral, greets parade Grand Marshall Michael J. Dowling during the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan.

Members of the Wantagh American Legion Pipe Band
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Members of the Wantagh American Legion Pipe Band march during the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan stands in front of St.
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan stands in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral as he greets participants marching during the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan.

Participants get ready before the kickoff of the
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Participants get ready before the kickoff of the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan.

Participants get ready before the start of the
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Participants get ready before the start of the New York City St. Patrick's Day parade on Friday, March 17, 2017, in Manhattan.

At right, Grand Marshal Michael J. Dowling, president
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At right, Grand Marshal Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive of Northwell Health, gets ready before the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Col. Tricia Groeber, of Bethpage, waits for the
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Col. Tricia Groeber, of Bethpage, waits for the start of the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Tyrone Irwin, Claire McGurk, Rebecca Doran, Jack Magee,
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Tyrone Irwin, Claire McGurk, Rebecca Doran, Jack Magee, from Belfast, Ireland, get ready to enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Parade attendees get ready to enjoy the St.
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Parade attendees get ready to enjoy the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Melissa Mcintyre, left, and Emma Pyper are ready
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Melissa Mcintyre, left, and Emma Pyper are ready for the St. Patrick's Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Friday, March 17, 2017.

Members of the NYPD get ready as the
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Members of the NYPD get ready as the St. Patrick's Day parade steps off Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Friday, March 17, 2017.

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