PICTORIAL: The Chinatown Seafair Parade

Photos by George Liu & Assunta Ng/NWAW

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Thousands of people crowded the streets of Chinatown to get a glimpse of the 2013 Chinatown Seafair Parade.

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Sakura Con made its second visit to the International District in as many weeks, as cosplayers once again showed off their hard work.

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The Seniors in Action Foundation, responsible for the Chinatown camera system, came out to celebrate.

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The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce float commemorated 50 years of the chamber’s existence.

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The 2013 Seattle Miss Chinatown pageant, scheduled for September, will be the first Seattle Miss Chinatown Pageant since 2009.

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Miss Chinatown USA 2013, Seattle-native Leah Li

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Children from the Huayin Performing Arts group marching to traditional drums.

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Wash. State Japanese Queen Christine Ito

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Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell marching with his family.

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City Council Candidate Albert Shen, who runs an office out of the ID, also marched.

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The Seafair clowns made an appearance.

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Dow Constantine Chief of Staff Sung Yang with wife SoYoung Kwon, and daughter Sophie.

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State Sen. Ed Murray marching with his partner Michael Shiosaki

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The Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team wore t-shirts in memory of Cheryl Chow.

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Floats from all over the greater Puget Sound area visited.

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Multiple drill teams and drum lines performed during the parade.

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