Photos: Scenes From the 2017 New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Hundreds of thousands of revelers and marchers braved the cold Friday to take part in the 256th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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Fifth Avenue turned into a sea of green on Friday for the 2017 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Thousands were decked out in green for the 2017 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Dogs joined in on the fun too Friday for the 256th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Paradegoers take a selfie with Irish NYPD officers at the 2017 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Revelers came out in full force for the 256th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Marchers head down Fifth Avenue Friday for the 256th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Paradegoers got creative with their outfits for the 256th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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NYPD officers get ready for the 2017 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Revelers were out in their St. Patrick's Day best at the 256th parade in New York City.
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Hundreds of thousands of people descended on Manhattan Friday for the 256th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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The Wantagh Pipe Band marches in the 2017 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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The NYPD Police Band marches in the 2017 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Irish pride filled Fifth Avenue Friday for the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Hundreds of thousands of revelers and marchers descended on Fifth Avenue Friday for the 256th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Marchers head down Fifth Avenue Friday for the 256th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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There were plenty of Irish flags to be seen Friday at the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Many dyed their hair green Friday for the 256th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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Paradegoers were showing their Irish pride Friday at the 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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A paradegoer pays tribute to the late NYPD Det. Steven McDonald at the 2017 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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This paradegoer hitched a ride on his leprechaun
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Bill Cantley was in the lucky Irish spirit in his green costume.
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Many American flags waved up and down the parade route.
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This family showed their spirit, even in the cold with their knitted green, white and yellow berets.
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The bands were in full swing and traditional Irish attire.
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Flag wavers hurled tall green flags as they processioned with the band.
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