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Men lift a replica of a boat, known as a "Moorish Galleon," during celebrations ahead of the "Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel" in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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Men lift a replica of a boat, known as a Moorish galleon, during celebrations ahead of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Every year, the Italian-American community of the Williamsburg neighbourhood reenacts a fourth century pageant at the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, to commemorate the return of the Bishop of Nola, San Paolino, after being held in captivity for two years by North African conquerors. The galleon represents the boat that San Paolino returned to Nola on. Read more

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Lightning strikes One World Trade Center in Manhattan as the sun sets behind the city after a summer storm in New York on Wednesday Read more

Chabad-Lubavitch Faithful Mark 20th Anniversary Of Lubavitcher Rebbe's Death At His Grave

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A visitor prays at the grave of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, at the Old Montefiore Cemetery in the Queens borough of New York

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton...President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, along with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton tour the Memorial Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in New York.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, along with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton tour the Memorial Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Thursday Read more

Mascots dressed as characters from the mobile video game "Candy Crush Saga" pose outside the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the IPO of Mobile game maker King Digital Entertainment Plc  March 26, 2014.

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Mascots dressed as characters from the mobile video game “Candy Crush Saga” pose outside the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the IPO of Mobile game maker King Digital Entertainment Plc.

This image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows two people in costume as Minnie Mouse, left, and Elmo, looking at a man in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume in Times Square, Thursday, March 20, 2014 in New York to promote the "Walking with Dinosaurs, the Arena Spectacular." The show  is coming back to the U.S. and Canada _ its first visit to North America since its inaugural 2007 tour _ and many of its lifelike puppets will be wearing downy feathers, reflecting recent discoveries. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Kevin Thomas Garcia)

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This image shows two people in costume as Minnie Mouse, left, and Elmo, looking at a man in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume in Times Square, in New York to promote the “Walking with Dinosaurs, the Arena Spectacular.” The show is coming back to the U.S. and Canada its first visit to North America since its inaugural 2007 tour and many of its lifelike puppets will be wearing downy feathers, reflecting recent discoveries. Read more

A man is protected against the cold while walking in downtown Albany, N.Y., as bitter cold temperatures returned after a winter storm dumped up to six inches of snow and ice on the Capital Region.

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A man wraps up against the cold in downtown Albany, New York, as bitterly cold temperatures returned bringing up to six inches of snow and ice to the state capital

Heavy smoke pours from the debris as the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) responds to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 11 injured.

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Heavy smoke pours from the debris as the New York fire department responds to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Avenue in the Harlem area of Manhattan in New York City. Reports of an explosion were heard before the collapse of two multiple-dwelling buildings that left at least 11 injured

A man and child walk through Times Square as it snows in the Manhattan borough of New York...A man and child walk through Times Square as it snows in the Manhattan borough of New York February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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A man and child walk through Times Square as it snows in the Manhattan borough of New York. Read more

The tower of New York's World Trade Center rises through a blanket of fog on Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, 2014, in this view looking south from the 48th floor at 42nd St. and 11th Ave in Midtown Manhattan. New Jersey is visible at top right.

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The tower of New York’s One World Trade Center pierces a blanket of fog. This photo is taken looking south from the 48th floor at 42nd Street and 11th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Read more