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The Mermaid Parade at Coney Island, Brooklyn, draws hundreds of thousands of revelers each June. After sustaining significant damage in Hurricane Sandy, the nonprofit that runs the parade was almost unable to host this year's event, scheduled for Saturday.

Above: The Mermaid Parade at Coney Island, Brooklyn, draws hundreds of thousands of revelers each June. After sustaining significant damage in Hurricane Sandy, the nonprofit that runs the parade was almost unable to host this year's event, scheduled for Saturday.