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St. Patrick's Day parade 2018: See photos

Irish eyes were smiling on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Saturday during the St. Patrick's Day parade.

Roughly 2 million spectators lined the street between 44th and 79th streets to watch the 256th annual parade, which featured bagpipers, drummers and dancers.

Below, scenes from this year's event.

Many a bagpiper marched down Fifth Avenue in
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Many a bagpiper marched down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Saturday.

Participants marched in the 2018 St. Patrick's Day
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Participants marched in the 2018 St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Saturday.

Members of the Dobyns Bennett High School Marching
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Members of the Dobyns Bennett High School Marching Band from Kingsport Tennessee marched along Fifth Avenue during the 2018 NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday.

St. Patrick's Day Parade attendees wore green garb
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St. Patrick's Day Parade attendees wore green garb of all kinds in Manhattan on Saturday.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill marched in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, standing next to Cardinal
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Mayor Bill de Blasio, standing next to Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Police Commissioner James O'Neill, shakes hands with Rep. Peter King in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Members of the NYPD Pipes and Drums Emerald
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Members of the NYPD Pipes and Drums Emerald Society took part in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Saturday.

Thomas Lynch, Terence Maguire and Patrick O'Shea served
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Thomas Lynch, Terence Maguire and Patrick O'Shea served as parade judges.

National Guard Infantry members of 1-69 Bravo Company
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National Guard Infantry members of 1-69 Bravo Company lined up before the start of the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday.

Michael Twomey, 50, an instructor of Brooklyn's Xaverian
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Michael Twomey, 50, an instructor of Brooklyn's Xaverian High School pipe and drum band, practiced before the start of the parade.

Police were present outside St. Patrick's Cathedral.
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Police were present outside St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Members of the NYPD Mounted Unit participated in
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Members of the NYPD Mounted Unit participated in the parade.

NYPD officers saluted as they marched along Fifth
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NYPD officers saluted as they marched along Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan on Saturday.

Revelers wore all types of green accessories on
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Revelers wore all types of green accessories on Saturday.

Kids watched the parade with their parents along
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Kids watched the parade with their parents along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Saturday.

Susie Williamson came from Alabama to watch the
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Susie Williamson came from Alabama to watch the parade.

The Virginia Military Institute Marching Band performed as
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The Virginia Military Institute Marching Band performed as part of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan on Saturday.

Carisa Kunkle, a member of the Virginia Military
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Carisa Kunkle, a member of the Virginia Military Institute Marching Band, played the clarinet on Saturday.

Members of the NYPD Emerald Society marched in
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Members of the NYPD Emerald Society marched in the 2018 St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday.

John Levey, a member of the Wantagh American
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John Levey, a member of the Wantagh American Legion Pipe Band, gets ready to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan on Saturday.

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