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In photos: Toronto and Montreal celebrate Greek Independence Day

Thousands hit the streets of Toronto and Montreal to celebrate Greek Independence Day with parades.

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Justin Trudeau, right, with his son Xavier greet people while taking part in the Greek Independence Day parade in Montreal, March 24, 2013.

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Paraders carry Greece's flag to celebrate the country's Independence Day at a parade on Danforth Avenue in Toronto on Sunday, March 24, 2013.

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Paraders carry a giant flag of Greece as they walk on the Danforth Avenue lined with onlookers to celebrate the country's Independence Day on Sunday, March 24, 2013

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Anna Akouris, who wears a traditional costume of the southern part of Greece, calls out to her mother as she carries a flag of Greece to celebrate the country's Independence Day at a parade on Danforth Avenue in Toronto on Sunday, March 24, 2013.

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Alexandra Bozios helps carry a giant Greek flag as she joins a mass crowd parading in Toronto's Greektown on the Danforth to celebrate Greece's Independence Day on Sunday, March 24, 2013.

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Margarita Arnokouros takes part in the Greek Independence Day parade with her mom in Montreal, March 24, 2013.

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The Greek Independence Day parade in Montreal, March 24, 2013.

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Iris waits for the start of the Greek Independence Day parade in Montreal, March 24, 2013.

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Angelo Bacoyiannis takes part in the Greek Independence Day parade in Montreal, March 24, 2013.

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