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Kitty couture at New York cat fashion show

Sakie wears a turban at backstage before the Algonquin Hotel s annual cat fashion show in Manhattan, New York, August 1, 2019. Ten 'mewdels' hit the catwalk at the annual show to raise awareness for animal rescue and adoption. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Sakie wears a turban at backstage before the Algonquin Hotel s annual cat fashion show in Manhattan, New York, August 1, 2019. Ten 'mewdels' hit the catwalk at the annual show to raise awareness for animal rescue and adoption. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Sakie wears a turban at backstage before the Algonquin Hotel s annual cat fashion show in Manhattan, New York, August 1, 2019. Ten 'mewdels' hit the catwalk at the annual show to raise awareness for animal rescue and adoption. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Wasabi (R) yawns backstage. The theme of this year's show was "It's a Small World." The cats represented countries including Ireland, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Wasabi (R) yawns backstage. The theme of this year's show was "It's a Small World." The cats represented countries including Ireland, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Wasabi (R) yawns backstage. The theme of this year's show was "It's a Small World." The cats represented countries including Ireland, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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All the proceeds of the event went to the Mayor's Alliance for New York City Animals, which helps find homes for stray cats and dogs. "We want people to be aware that adoption is the only option," said event organizer Alice De Almeida. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

All the proceeds of the event went to the Mayor's Alliance for New York City Animals, which helps find homes for stray cats and dogs. "We want people to be aware that adoption is the only option," said event organizer Alice De Almeida. REUTERS/Jeenah...more

All the proceeds of the event went to the Mayor's Alliance for New York City Animals, which helps find homes for stray cats and dogs. "We want people to be aware that adoption is the only option," said event organizer Alice De Almeida. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Canoli wears a hat backstage. The evening featured looks designed by animal fashion designer Ada Nieves. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Canoli wears a hat backstage. The evening featured looks designed by animal fashion designer Ada Nieves. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Canoli wears a hat backstage. The evening featured looks designed by animal fashion designer Ada Nieves. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Meril was dressed as an ancient Egyptian. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Meril was dressed as an ancient Egyptian. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Meril was dressed as an ancient Egyptian. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Thunder Folds Cat wears a funk-inspired look. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Thunder Folds Cat wears a funk-inspired look. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Thunder Folds Cat wears a funk-inspired look. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Balboo wears a patriotic flag hat backstage. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Balboo wears a patriotic flag hat backstage. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Balboo wears a patriotic flag hat backstage. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Hamlet sits on the front desk at the Algonquin Hotel. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Hamlet sits on the front desk at the Algonquin Hotel. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Hamlet sits on the front desk at the Algonquin Hotel. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Mrs. Parberry wore a flamenco-inspired look. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Mrs. Parberry wore a flamenco-inspired look. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Mrs. Parberry wore a flamenco-inspired look. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Wasabi wears a traditional Chinese outfit on the runway. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Wasabi wears a traditional Chinese outfit on the runway. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Wasabi wears a traditional Chinese outfit on the runway. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Thunder Folds Cat arrives before the show. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Thunder Folds Cat arrives before the show. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Thunder Folds Cat arrives before the show. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Two opera singers sing during the show. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Two opera singers sing during the show. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Two opera singers sing during the show. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Mrs. Parberry channels the flamenco look. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Mrs. Parberry channels the flamenco look. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Mrs. Parberry channels the flamenco look. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Sakie wears a turban atop its pillowy perch. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Sakie wears a turban atop its pillowy perch. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Sakie wears a turban atop its pillowy perch. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Figaro wears an American patriotic look. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Figaro wears an American patriotic look. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Figaro wears an American patriotic look. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Sakie wears a turban. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Sakie wears a turban. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Sakie wears a turban. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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