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Alexandria held its annual St. Patricks Day Parade on Saturday, March 3, 2012. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Alexandria held its annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 3, 2012. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Unicyclists wheel their way down King Street. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Unicyclists wheel their way down King Street. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Wesley, a therapy dog, attends the parade. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Wesley, a therapy dog, attends the parade. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Kids enjoy themselves on a warm Saturday afternoon. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Kids enjoy themselves on a warm Saturday afternoon. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Some rollerskated the parade route. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Some rollerskated the parade route. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
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A horse leads a group from Murphys. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
A horse leads a group from Murphy's. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Murpheys and other businesses took part in the parade. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Murphey's and other businesses took part in the parade. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Groups from around the region participated in the parade. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Groups from around the region participated in the parade. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Thousands turned out for the annual event. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Thousands turned out for the annual event. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Kids wave from one of the parade vehicles. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Kids wave from one of the parade vehicles. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
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The jugglers juggled knives and balls. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
The jugglers juggled knives and balls. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
The parade kicked off on Saturday, March 3, 2012. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
The parade kicked off on Saturday, March 3, 2012. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Big men in little cars are cheered by the crowd. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Big men in little cars are cheered by the crowd. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Dogs in the parade greet kids on the curb. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Dogs in the parade greet kids on the curb. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
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Traditional Irish dancers make their way toward the waterfront. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Traditional Irish dancers make their way toward the waterfront. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
They did a little jig down King Street. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
They did a little jig down King Street. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Groups from across the region entertained. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Groups from across the region entertained. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Big dogs say hello to the parade watchers. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Big dogs say hello to the parade watchers. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Traditional bands played. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Traditional bands played. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
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Bag pipes entertained the crowd. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Bag pipes entertained the crowd. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
It wouldnt be a parade without bag pipes. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
It wouldn't be a parade without bag pipes. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Some dogs got decked out for the event. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Some dogs got decked out for the event. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
The parade brought the festive in everyone. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
The parade brought the festive in everyone. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Police on motorcycles close out the parade. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Police on motorcycles close out the parade. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
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Police entertain the crowd. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Police entertain the crowd. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
Dogs in the crowd got dressed up. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
Dogs in the crowd got dressed up. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
It wouldnt be a parade without Irish setters in the crowd. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)
It wouldn't be a parade without Irish setters in the crowd. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
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