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Look | Brooklyn's West Indian-American Day Carnival Parade

The 2011 West Indian American Day Carnival parade made its way up Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Monday. The festival, which is the city's annual celebration of Caribbean culture, brought about 2 million people to the borough.

Check out photos of the parade below.

Swag from the islands for sale at the parade.
Swag from the islands for sale at the parade. ( Mansoor Khan )
A man strolls along one of the side roads of Eastern Parkway with his pet lizard.
A man strolls along one of the side roads of Eastern Parkway with his pet lizard. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Two young ladies dressed in classic carnival garb took a break from the parade.
Two young ladies dressed in classic carnival garb took a break from the parade. ( Mansoor Khan )
Marchers in the 2011 West Indian-American Day carnival parade.
Marchers in the 2011 West Indian-American Day carnival parade. ( Mansoor Khan )
A Mack Truck decorated with a Trinidad and Tobago flag serves as a soundsystem.
A Mack Truck decorated with a Trinidad and Tobago flag serves as a soundsystem. ( Mansoor Khan )
Hanging out on the back of the soundsystem.
Hanging out on the back of the soundsystem. ( Mansoor Khan )
There were also some cool hairdos to be found on the sidelines of the parade.
There were also some cool hairdos to be found on the sidelines of the parade. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Trini-Tobago pride.
Trini-Tobago pride. ( Mansoor Khan )
One of the revelers in the 2011 West Indian-American Day Carnival Parade.
One of the revelers in the 2011 West Indian-American Day Carnival Parade. ( Mansoor Khan )
Street eats at the West Indian-American Day Carnival Parade.
Street eats at the West Indian-American Day Carnival Parade. ( Mansoor Khan )
A roti was just one of the mouthwatering options for a parade snack.
A roti was just one of the mouthwatering options for a parade snack. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Smokers were wheeled out of U-Hauls and backyards for the carnival parade.
Smokers were wheeled out of U-Hauls and backyards for the carnival parade. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Food vendors lined the bike-ped path along Eastern Parkway.
Food vendors lined the bike-ped path along Eastern Parkway. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
More street eats...
More street eats... ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
A NYPD chopper hovered over Eastern Parkway.
A NYPD chopper hovered over Eastern Parkway. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Revelers hung out on cars to catch a glimpse of the parade.
Revelers hung out on cars to catch a glimpse of the parade. ( Mansoor Khan )
This cop car became another place where revelers passed the time on Monday.
This cop car became another place where revelers passed the time on Monday. ( Abbie Fentress Swanson )
Crown Heights residents also watched the parade from fire escapes.
Crown Heights residents also watched the parade from fire escapes. ( Mansoor Khan )
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