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Photos: Drag Queens Strut and Sprint at DC High Heel Race

Dozens of decked-out drag queens paraded down 17th Street NW Tuesday night and then raced toward the finish line of the 32nd annual 17th Street High Heel Race.

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NBC 5 News
This competitor wore a crown of butterflies and a silver fanny pack.
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Zach Vallese
Getting excited to start racing!
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NBC Washington
These ladies were members of Space Force.
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NBC Washington
She spread her wings for the crowd.
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Rosie Greenway & NBC 5
She wore towering high heels.
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NBC Washington
This competitor went as Colin Kaepernick in heels.
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Zach Vallese
That finish line feeling.
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USGS
This 20-year-old had just tried on heels for the first time 15 minutes earlier. He decided to run in the race!
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NBC Washington
Theresa May!
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NBC Washington
D.C. police chief Peter Newsham said he loved the "celebratory mood" of the High Heel Race.
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NBC Washington
Festive gown, serious pout.
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NBC Washington
This competitor dressed as an inflatable "wind dancer" tube — that jumped into the splits.
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AP
The Space Force team had ... colorful signs.
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NBC Washington
Glitter beard!
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NBC Washington
These three ladies were decked out like princesses.
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Zach Vallese
More Space Force excitement
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Zach Vallese
Never stop campaigning.
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CSNPhilly.com
A few of the costumes were majestic, towering and illuminated.
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Zach Vallese
There is no such thing as too much makeup.
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WXIA
More sky-high heels that perhaps weren't designed for running.
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Bucks County Playhouse
Karate Queen
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Zach Vallese
Shiny like a diamond in the rough. Strut your stuff.
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NBC Washington
A 2020 contender?
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NBC Boston
I'll get you, my pretty!
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Zach Vallese
Did anybody lose a banana?
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Zach Vallese
"We did it!"
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