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Jose Ramirez shows off his dance steps AurorPuerRican Day Parade Sunday July 29 2012 Downtown Parade.   | Terence

Jose Ramirez shows off his dance steps at the Aurora Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, July 29, 2012 in Downtown Parade. | Terence Guider-Shaw~For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: August 31, 2012 6:07AM

The Puerto Rican Heritage Festival attracted large crowds to downtown Aurora this weekend. Highlights included a talent show and parade, grand marshalled by boxing club owner and former Aurora police officer Jesse Torres.

Zumba, a dominoes tournament, and musical headliners Carlitos Rey and Merenbanda rounded out the weekend’s entertainment.

The two-day festival was held at North River Street Park.

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