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Photo Essay – National Puerto Rican Day Parade – New York City – June 10, 2018

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The 61st annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade marched up Fifth Avenue on a cloudy afternoon. The threat of possible rain kept the usually overflowing flag-waving crowd tempered.  The lively voice of protest was alive with numerous banners displaying an all but forgotten number, 4645, the new Maria toll.

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The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on New York City's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 10, 2018 under cloudy skies. The threat of rain and cool temps kept the crowds at bay but a lively parade was had by all.

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The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on New York City's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 10, 2018 under cloudy skies. The threat of rain and cool temps kept the crowds at bay but a lively parade was had by all.

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The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on New York City's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 10, 2018 under cloudy skies. The threat of rain and cool temps kept the crowds at bay but a lively parade was had by all.

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The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on New York City's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 10, 2018 under cloudy skies. The threat of rain and cool temps kept the crowds at bay but a lively parade was had by all.

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The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on New York City's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 10, 2018 under cloudy skies. The threat of rain and cool temps kept the crowds at bay but a lively parade was had by all.

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The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on New York City's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 10, 2018 under cloudy skies. The threat of rain and cool temps kept the crowds at bay but a lively parade was had by all.

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The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on New York City's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 10, 2018 under cloudy skies. The threat of rain and cool temps kept the crowds at bay but a lively parade was had by all.

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The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on New York City's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 10, 2018 under cloudy skies. The threat of rain and cool temps kept the crowds at bay but a lively parade was had by all.

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The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on New York City's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 10, 2018 under cloudy skies. The threat of rain and cool temps kept the crowds at bay but a lively parade was had by all.

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The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on New York City's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 10, 2018 under cloudy skies. The threat of rain and cool temps kept the crowds at bay but a lively parade was had by all.

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The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on New York City's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 10, 2018 under cloudy skies. The threat of rain and cool temps kept the crowds at bay but a lively parade was had by all.

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The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on New York City's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 10, 2018 under cloudy skies. The threat of rain and cool temps kept the crowds at bay but a lively parade was had by all.

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The 61st Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade was held on New York City's Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 10, 2018 under cloudy skies. The threat of rain and cool temps kept the crowds at bay but a lively parade was had by all.

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Jeff Day, an independent photographer based in New York City, documents city life celebrations and the renewal of historical tradition in contemporary voice in the streets. He is completing two books, New Orleans Black and White and New York Street.  A lifelong sailor, Jeff has also documented the water’s edge and shore towns of New York, New England, the Gulf Coast, and Eastern Spain.

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All copyrighted photos courtesy of Jeff Day.