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Mummers Ready For New Year's Day Parade

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A mask, one of many, that will be a part of the Mummers Parade Tuesday in Philadelphia. A mask, one of many, that will be a part of the Mummers Parade Tuesday in Philadelphia.
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Just weeks after a devastating fire threatened to destroy a New Year's Day tradition, members of the Fralinger String Band say they're ready to strut up Broad Street for the Mummers Parade.

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