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    ob O'Neal/Florida Key News Bureau via AP
    In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, revelers supporting king and queen puppets make their way up Duval Street during the Fantasy Fest Parade in Key West, Fla. The extravaganza was the highlight event of the 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival that ends Sunday, Oct. 28.

    The Florida Keys' annual "Fantasy Fest" celebrations are winding down after 10 days of revelry.

    Roughly 60,000 people gathered Saturday night in the island city of Key West for a flamboyant parade.

    This year's festival theme was "Oh ... The Games We Play!" and many of marching groups in the parade wore costumes inspired by classic board games and casinos. There also was a dragon float inspired by the "Game of Thrones" television series.

    According to Keys tourism officials, Fantasy Fest typically brings about $30 million in annual revenues to the island chain.

    The theme for the October 2019 festival will be "In Tune but Off Key -- Celebrating 40 Years of Fantasy."

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