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Crowd of costumed Chihuahuas falls short of record
Hundreds of costumed Chihuahuas parade around in Kansas City, but fall short of world record
By The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) ' Hundreds of tiny dogs dressed up like tacos, ballerinas and a variety of other things fell short of setting a world record, but organizers say they're encouraged by the turnout for the inaugural Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua parade.

Organizer Mark Valentine says about 500 dogs, most of them Chihuahuas, showed up in costume for the parade Saturday. That's a few hundred short of the goal of 700, which would have been a record.

Shortly after 11 a.m., owners of the Chihuahuas lifted their pets into the air, creating a sea of miniature heads draped in sombreros, cowboy hats and bows.

Participants then lined up and participated in a slow-moving procession along a sidewalk, as dozens of people in lawn chains watched the colorful animals strut past.

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