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  • Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

    Representing Brooklyn Brewery, Meredith Worrilow dances on a float during the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, June 23, 2012.
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  • Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

    Holding his tail over his arm, actor Matthew Gray participates in the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, June 23, 2012.
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  • Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

    Ansley Watson, left, and Molly Lindley, share a laugh while riding on the Brooklyn Brewery float during the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, June 23, 2012.
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  • Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

    Alexis Nieves, 10, poses for a portrait with a Merman during the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, June 23, 2012.
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  • Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

    Trumpet player John Waters performs at the 30th annual Mermaid Parade alongside the Hungry March Band on June 23, 2012. The Mermaid Parade pays homage to Coney Island's forgotten Mardi Gras which lasted from 1903 to 1954.
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  • Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

    A group of mermaid participants gathered around while spectators took their photos.
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  • The 2012 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

    Several participants lined up in front of a green backdrop to take pictures prior to the start of the 30th Coney Island Mermaid Parade.
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  • Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

    Rosemary DiPietra, a native New Yorker has been participating in Coney Island Mermaid Parade since the 90's.
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  • The 2012 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

    Von Chew of Brooklyn Bombshells participated as half sailor and half mermaid at the 2012 Coney Island Mermaid Parade.
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  • Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

    A group of participants walk down Surf st. at the 30th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade, June 23, 2012.
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  • Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

    Participants hold the Coney Island's Mermaid Parade banner, June 23, 2012.The parade was Founded in 1983 by Coney Island USA, the not-for-profit arts organization that also produces the Coney island Circus Sideshow.
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  • The 2012 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

    A participant walks to West 21st and Surf Avenue, the starting point of the parade, June 23, 2012.
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  • Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

    Jackie ?The Joke Man? Martling, was the King for the 2012 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island, June 23, 2012.
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  • Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

    Taylor Garcia, of Brooklyn, Judy Norkus of Long Island, and Mary Kent of Buffalo (l. to rt.) represented the Luna Park Lunatics at the Coney Island Parade, June 23, 2012.
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  • The 2012 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

    Brydson Kensey, right, and Pat Chapman came in from Sydney, Australia to see the 30th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade.
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  • The 2012 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

    Gleny.com float has participated in the Coney Island Mermaid Parade for past five years.
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  • The 2012 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

    Kate Dale, known as "The Pearl", participated in her twenty-first Coney Island Mermaid Parade, June 23, 2012.
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  • The 2012 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

    A group of spectators were cooled off by the New York Fire Departments in Coney Island, June 23, 2012.
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  • The 2012 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

    A participant poses for a photo. The 30th annual Mermaid Parade was held on June 23, 2012 in New York's Coney Island.
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