The St. Patrick’s Day parade is always a festive occasion in New York City.

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News-Decoder correspondent Enrique Shore watched the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York this week and sent us some photographs that he took.

This was the first year that organizers agreed to allow openly LGBT groups to participate, prompting Mayor Bill de Blasio to attend the event after refusing out of principle the previous two years.

New YorkEnrique Shore is a photographer and pictures editor with three decades experience covering World Cups, Olympics, presidential elections, summits and the first Gulf War. He was Reuters chief photographer for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, then based in Madrid in charge of the Iberian peninsula. He later looked after media clients in Spain and Portugal. He is currently an independent photographer, editor and consultant based in New York.

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