Photos: Independence Day parade

Marilyn Glascock marches with others representing the Anchorage Filipino Community. Thousands gathered in downtown Anchorage for the Independence Day parade on 9th and 10th Avenues on Friday, July 4, 2014. A festival on the Delaney Park Strip continued through the afternoon with live music, food and games.
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Gabriela Domanas walks with other Filipino community members in the Independence Day parade. Thousands gathered in downtown Anchorage for the Independence Day parade on 9th and 10th Avenues on Friday, July 4, 2014. A festival on the Delaney Park Strip continued through the afternoon with live music, food and games.
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Parade spectators clap as a trumpet player blows. Thousands gathered in downtown Anchorage for the Independence Day parade on 9th and 10th Avenues on Friday, July 4, 2014. A festival on the Delaney Park Strip continued through the afternoon with live music, food and games.
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An honor guard from the Anchorage Fire Department march with the U.S. Honor Flag. The Honor Network says the Honor Flag was flown at recovery efforts at Ground Zero, and has traveled more than six million miles and appeared more than a thousand events since. Thousands gathered in downtown Anchorage for the Independence Day parade on 9th and 10th Avenues on Friday, July 4, 2014. A festival on the Delaney Park Strip continued through the afternoon with live music, food and games.
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Eva Khadjinova talks with her daughter, Karnellia, before they march in the parade with others from the Sudarushka Russian dance group. Thousands gathered in downtown Anchorage for the Independence Day parade on 9th and 10th Avenues on Friday, July 4, 2014. A festival on the Delaney Park Strip continued through the afternoon with live music, food and games.
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World War II veteran Ken Krasselt, of Anchorage, talks with Yuko Hartley near the Veterans Memorial on the Delaney Park Strip. Thousands gathered in downtown Anchorage for the Independence Day parade on 9th and 10th Avenues on Friday, July 4, 2014. A festival on the Delaney Park Strip continued through the afternoon with live music, food and games.
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Gilbert Naomoff and Aiyana Nanalook, 4, watch the parade pass. Thousands gathered in downtown Anchorage for the Independence Day parade on 9th and 10th Avenues on Friday, July 4, 2014. A festival on the Delaney Park Strip continued through the afternoon with live music, food and games.
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An Army contingent marches on 10th Avenue. Thousands gathered in downtown Anchorage for the Independence Day parade on 9th and 10th Avenues on Friday, July 4, 2014. A festival on the Delaney Park Strip continued through the afternoon with live music, food and games.
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The Red, White and Blue Crew marching band, featuring ten band members from the University of Washington marching band, march down 9th Avenue. Thousands gathered in downtown Anchorage for the Independence Day parade on 9th and 10th Avenues on Friday, July 4, 2014. A festival on the Delaney Park Strip continued through the afternoon with live music, food and games.
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Star the Reindeer marches with handlers on 10th Avenue. Thousands gathered in downtown Anchorage for the Independence Day parade on 9th and 10th Avenues on Friday, July 4, 2014. A festival on the Delaney Park Strip continued through the afternoon with live music, food and games.
Marc Lester / Alaska Dispatch News
Dyosas of Alaska prepare to march in the July Fourth parade. Thousands gathered in downtown Anchorage for the Independence Day parade on 9th and 10th Avenues on July 4, 2014. A festival on the Delaney Park Strip continued through the afternoon with live music, food and games.
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Thousands gathered in downtown Anchorage for the Independence Day parade on 9th and 10th Avenues on July 4, 2014. A festival on the Delaney Park Strip continued through the afternoon with live music, food and games.