A woman wears giant sunglasses as she celebrates with thousands along 5th Avenue in New York during the city's 250th annual St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17.
Fewer than 65 on-duty firefighters died in 2012, almost one-third fewer than three decades ago, when record keeping began.
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