MLK Jr. Day Parade Returns to DC

Local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others marched on Martin Luther King Avenue Monday after an eight-year hiatus of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: People watch as a member of the Rough Riders rides a horse during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: Miss Teen Maryland Lauren Jones waits to participate in a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 16: People march during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: People watch during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 16: People participate in a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 16: Miss Teen Maryland Lauren Jones rides a Corvette as people watch during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: A man walks on the sidewalk during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: Maribel Jaldin, a dancer with the Balivian dance group Tinkus, waits with others to participate in a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: People dressed in Sesame Street and Disney costume march during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 16: A woman dances while others watch as a marching band passes during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: Members of the Enfuzion marching unit participate in a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: A drummer with Washington Showstoppers practices before a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: Ballou High School band members march during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: People march during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: A dog sits while people watch during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: A man hands out pamphlets during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: People watch during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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