Fleet Week kicks off in NYC
2012-05-25 06:39:32 GMT2012-05-25 14:39:32(Beijing Time)
Sailors line the deck of the USS Wasp as she sails by the Statue Of Liberty, in New York, to participate in Fleet Week activities, Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
U.S. Marine Corps and navy personnel stand at the rails of the USS Wasp during its entry into New York Harbor for Fleet Week May 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Keith Bedford)
The Cisne Branco, from Brazil, sails by the Statue Of Liberty, in New York, to participate in Fleet Week activities, Wednesday, May 23, 2012. This year's event marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A New York City Fire Department fireboat turns on the hoses by the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor while participating in the 25th annual Fleet Week celebration in New York, May 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)
Military aircraft fly in formation in front of the lower Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center site as seen from Jersey City, N.J., Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Naval vessels ranging from a U.S. amphibious assault ship to a Finnish minelayer are participating in New York City's Fleet Week. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
The Parade of Ships marked the official beginning of Fleet Week on May 23. Fleet Week, which has been held in New York City since 1984, celebrates the U.S. Navy and Marines Corps with a week of ship visitations and military demonstrations.