Mummers Parade jump-starts the New Year

The music was loud and the face paint was carefully applied as string bands, fancies and comics paraded their way down Broad Street in the 2012 Mummers Parade.

January 1, 2012 7:49:42 PM PST
Feathers, sequins and costumed performers once again filled Philadelphia's Broad Street on New Year's Day, as brigades strut their stuff Sunday to the music of string bands in the 112th Mummers Parade.