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PORTLAND Thousands of people in Portland lined the streets on both sides of the Willamette for Saturday s Grand Floral Parade.

Some waited more than a day by camping out overnight to save their spots.

On Friday night, those camped out were treated to Rose Festival fireworks that ended just before 10 p.m.

Photos: 2013 Grand Floral Parade

The Grand Floral Parade is recognized around the world as one of the most spectacular floral exhibits of the year. Known as the crown jewel of the Rose Festival, the Grand Floral Parade started at 10 a.m. at Portland s Memorial Coliseum.

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The Parade then winded south on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, before it headed across the Burnside Bridge and then cut through downtown, and ended at Lincoln High School.

On Saturday, Hannah Rice from Madison High School was crowned Rose Festival Queen at the Coliseum before the parade got underway.

More: Grand Floral parade info & map

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