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Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 8:30 pm, Wed Aug 14, 2013.

On Aug. 4, Jackson Heights was filled with Ecuadorian pride. Thousands of people turned out to the Ecuadorian Day parade that ran along Northern Boulevard from 69th to 87th streets.

In addition to the colorful floats and sea of people, mayoral candidates Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner and Joe Lhota showed their support by sporting yellow, red and blue — the colors of the Ecuadorian flag.

Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.(D-Astoria), Assemblyman Francisco Moya and public advocate candidate Reshma Saujani strutted their stuff down the boulevard, flanked by dancers, floats and leaders of the Ecuadorian community.

The event celebrates the country’s independence from Spain in 1822.

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