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May 09, 2010 Slideshows

Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street 

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The 2010 version of Cinco de Mayo actually fell on Saturday, May 8, but people still crowded Cherokee Street for music, food, a mechanical bull, dancing and a parade. Photos by Nick Schnelle and Keegan Hamilton.
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St. Cecilia dancers perform during the People's Joy Parade.
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A man on an extra tall bicycle hitches a ride on a truck during the People's Joy Parade.
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A truck for the St. Louis gallery Fort Gondo hauls a live band that provided drums and beats throughout the length of the People's Joy Parade.
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St. Louis-based stencil artist Peat Wollaeger waves to festival patrons during the People's Joy Parade.
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Eric Vite takes the core out of a pineapple, which were later filled with Pina Coladas.
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A woman rides a zebra outfitted bicycle during the People's Joy Parade.
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Cheryl Waites rides a mechanical bull.
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A woman grabs a fried masa to make a sope, a traditional Mexican dish topped with meat, refried beans, cheese, lettuce, onions and salsa.
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A brigade of motor scooters tears through the streets during the People's Joy Parade.
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A young child gets hoisted up to touch one of the larger puppeteers during the People's Joy Parade.
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Tom Smallwood feeds his daughter Alice a churro, a Spanish doughnut, a sample from Diana's Bakery.
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Becca Wizder and Sallie Durbin get their photo taken by Cherokee Photobooth photographer Juan Montana.
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A food vendor lays out two colorful salsas and lime slices.
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Members of the St. Louis Language Immersion Schools blow up balloons.
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Children hold up the sign for the beginning of the People's Joy Parade.
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Matt Pierson works on a live art piece.
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Kimberlee Pepple holds up a chicken quesadilla do her son Leo.
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Carmen Miranda impersonators walk along Cherokee Street during the People's Joy Parade.
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Jackie Wright takes a sip from her pineapple Pina Colada.
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Groupo Universo performs.
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Festival patrons dance during the performance by Groupo Universo
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A cook prepares a tortillas and a variety of meats.
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Meats, onions and tortillas cook in a large pan.
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St. Cecilia dancers perform during the People's Joy Parade.

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