Key West’s Annual Fantasy Fest

(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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A float rolls down Duval Street in Key West, Fla., during the late evening Fantasy Fest Parade Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. The event was a culminating event for the island city's annual 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking celebration that ends Sunday, Oct. 28. (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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The upcoming U.S. presidential election motivated the theme for this float as it rolls down Duval Street Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Key West, Fla., during the late evening Fantasy Fest Parade. The procession was a culminating event for the island city's annual 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking celebration that ends Sunday, Oct. 28, and is themed "A-Conch-Alypse," saluting an ancient apocalypse prophecy. (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, revelers from the "Zombie Apocalypse Political Party" proceed down Duval Street Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Key West, Fla., during the late evening Fantasy Fest Parade. The procession was a culminating event for the annual 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking celebration that ends Sunday, Oct. 28, and is themed "A-Conch-Alypse." (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Daniel Bitnar, left, portraying the the mythical figure Atlas holds a devastated world while riding a float Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in the late evening Fantasy Fest Parade. The procession was a culminating event for the island city's annual 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking celebration that ends Sunday, Oct. 28, and is themed "A-Conch-Alypse." (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, revelers costumed as giant beetles roll their "conquest" down Duval Street Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, during the late evening Fantasy Fest Parade. The procession was a culminating event for the island city's annual 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking celebration that ends Sunday, Oct. 28. (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a partier proceeds down Duval Street Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Key West, Fla., during the late evening Fantasy Fest Parade. The procession was a culminating event for the island city's annual 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking celebration that ends Sunday, Oct. 28. (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, colorfully attired revelers proceed down Duval Street in Key West, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, during the late evening Fantasy Fest Parade. The procession was a culminating event for the island city's annual 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking celebration that ends Sunday, Oct. 28. (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a winged reveler proceeds down Duval Street in Key West, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, during the late evening Fantasy Fest Parade. The procession was a culminating event for the island city's annual 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking celebration that ends Sunday, Oct. 28. (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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A float rolls down Duval Street in Key West, Fla., during the late evening Fantasy Fest Parade Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. The event was a culminating event for the island city's annual 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking celebration that ends Sunday, Oct. 28. (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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A float, featuring a giant conch shell, rolls down Duval Street in Key West, Fla., during the late evening Fantasy Fest Parade Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. The event was a culminating event for the island city's annual 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking celebration that ends Sunday, Oct. 28. he procession was a culminating event for the island city's annual 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking celebration that ends Sunday, Oct. 28, and is themed "A-Conch-Alypse." (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)
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In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, thousands of costumed revelers participate in the Fantasy Fest Masquerade March in Key West, Fla. The event was one more than 40 different events scheduled for the island city's 10-day costuming and masking festival that ends Sunday, Oct 28. (Source: AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)
(Source: AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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Men costumed as women participate in the Fantasy Fest Masquerade March Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Key West, Fla. The event was one more than 40 different events scheduled for the island city's annual 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival that ends Sunday, Oct 28. (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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The "Zombie Conchs," participate in the Fantasy Fest Masquerade March Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Key West. The theme for this year's 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival is "A-Conch-Alypse," a Florida Keys-style salute to an ancient apocalypse prophecy. Fantasy Fest concludes Sunday, Oct 28. (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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Tonya Feit, dressed as a mermaid, holds Chihuahua “scuba diver” Mister Hefner on stage during the Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Key West, Fla. The event was part of the island’s annual Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival set to continue through Sunday, Oct. 28.(Source: Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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“Super Conchs” Stacy Czerwinski, left, and Tim Donald, parade dogs Isabella, left, and Charlotte, right, on stage during the Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Key West, Fla. All four were costumed as conch shells, the symbol of the Florida Keys. The event was part of the island’s annual Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival set to continue through Sunday, Oct. 28. (Source: Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
(Source: Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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