Photo Gallery: BR hosts annual 'Wearin' of the Green' St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Emily Dunlap straightens her slipping 'Kiss Me' shamrock head band, at Saturday's 29th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Sisters Lily Rabb, 5, left, and Charlotte Rabb, 6, 'bead up,' after enticing float riders to throw them something on Terrace Ave. during Saturday's 29th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Kaden Veal, 4, is held by his mom Markita Sweet, as they, Sweet's cousin Katrina Shaw, left, and others wave at passing floats on Eugene Street, at Saturday's 29th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Jinny Connelly, 92, waves from her chair to get float riders to throw, as she and others including Durel Braud, right, stake out the turn Eugene Street and Terrace Ave., at Saturday's 29th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Steven Labens, left, gets a hug from sister-in-law Carolyn Craig, as he uses a mannequin leg sporting garter, fishnet stocking and a green high heel shoe to attract bead throws on Eugene Street at Saturday's 29th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade. He found the leg after the 2006 Krewe of Muses parade in New Orleans, he said.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Kimberly Legarde, right, snags a strand of green beads from a passing float, as she and her friend Elle Kirkland, 7, left, join others at the corner of Hundred Oaks Ave. and Eugene Street, at Saturday's 29th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III tries to untangle some snarled beads, as he rides and throws from the Sheriff's float at Saturday's 29th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Bishop Robert Muench, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, throws with spirit from one of the lead cars in Saturday's 29th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Bagpiper Glenn Morris, center, plays his pipes as he and other members of the Baton Rouge Pipes and Drums are followed by numerous floats, floats on a crowded Hundred Oaks Avenue at Saturday's 29th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Kathryn Ryan, 12, throws from behind a St. Patrick's Day mask, as she and Alyssa Guidry, 11, left, ride on the Celtic Society of Louisiana float at Saturday's 29th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Float riders show kindness to passers-by, before the start of Saturday's 29th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- La. State Police Supt. Col. Mike Edmonson, the parade's grand marshal, is flanked by his wife Suzanne, left, as he gets some early practice at untangling snarled beads, just after the start of Saturday's 29th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade.

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