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West Indian-American Day Carnival 2013
Photograph: Filip WolakWest Indian-American Day Carnival 2013

See photos from this year's J'ouvert festival

By Tolly Wright
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Revelers gathered early this Labor Day morning, before the official start of the 48th annual West Indian Parade and Carnival, for the traditional J’ouvert Festival. The pre-dawn celebration of Caribbean culture began in the wee hours of the morning at Grand Army Plaza. Steel drummers and participants dressed in bright costumes and coated themselves in colorful paints and powder as they marched down Flatbush Avenue. The main parade brings out an estimated two million people to Eastern Parkway each year and kicked off at 11am. If you had trouble getting out of bed that early on your holiday Monday, here are some pictures of what you missed:

 

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