Photos and fun: NYC's St. Patrick's Day parade

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- The annual St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City brought out a festive group of spectators this year.

The parade ran for most of the afternoon Thursday, and the weather couldn't have been much better.

We combed through social media posts to find the best photos to represent the festivities. Check them out below.

A circle of NYPD drummers and bagpipe players:

Some people had a pretty spectacular view:

The parade brought people of all ages out in their best Irish green gear:

Including this little guy:

And this bagpipe player:

The turnout was strong:

And the route was fully lined with spectators:

There was so much American pride:

And it wouldn't be an event in NYC without the person-in-costume-riding-the-subway-home photo:

And perhaps we can thank Meteorologist Amy Freeze for the gorgeous weather?

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