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Mermaids on Parade

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NPR New York audio engineer Josh Rogosin shares some photographs...

This past Saturday I spent the day in the sun at one of my favorite places on earth — Coney Island, Brooklyn. I usually don't need any excuse to ride the infamous Cyclone Roller Coaster but this time I happened to have one — the 25th annual Mermaid Parade.

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I arrived with 2 friends by bike and we caught the tail end of the parade — just in time to get doused by a mechanical seahorse. Time well spent, indeed.

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