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Images from the fashion event that is the Kentucky Derby

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Smile, you're on camera.

JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS

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Headwear comes down to individual choice at the Kentucky Derby, but no woman worth her salt should be caught dead without at least two pairs of specs.

JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS

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Just like in Canada, ice-cold refeshment comes in 12-ounce bottles, although the ones at Churchill Downs are a little more pricy.

JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS

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Mint julep, anyone?

JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS

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One flamingo on your hat was so last century. This is 2012, dear, and two is the only way to go.

JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS

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With the race just hours away, Eric Williams of Chicago has his camera at the ready. At all times.

JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS

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Punters should always consider bringing a lucky horseshoe or two to improve their odds of picking a winner. Wearing them around your eyes is stricly optional however.

Mark Humphrey/AP

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Being at one with nature is all about wearing half the rainforest atop your head.

JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS

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Brush strokes for different folks.

JEFF HAYNES/REUTERS

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Of course, the day is not all about fancy hats. You can get away with a basic ballcap, but a shirt wouldn't go amiss either.

MATT SULLIVAN/REUTERS

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