Pearly kings and queens parade

Pearly kings and queens parade

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: A Pearly Queen speaks to a police officer before the annual Costermongers' Harvest Festival on September 30, 2012 in London, England. The Harvest Festival features dancing and entertainment by participants in traditional costumes and concludes with a service at St Mary-le-Bow Church, home of the renowned Bow Bells. Dressing as a Pearly King or Queen, by wearing clothes adorned with pearl buttons, originated in the 19th century when London street sweeper Henry Croft decorated his uniform and began collecting money for charity. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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by Kaitlin Riordan

KMOV.com

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 6:24 AM

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