New York City, Washington D.C. hosting pillow fights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The feathers are flying in New York City. Hundreds of people gathered today in Washington Square Park to fling pillows at one another. Many came dressed in pajamas and similar attire. The weather was cooperating, and participants say it was a lot of fun.

One woman says this was something she always wanted to do when she was a kid, making it even more fun to do as an adult.

Similar events marking International Pillow Fight Day were scheduled for Washington, D.C, Atlanta, Boston and Chicago. Elsewhere around the globe, pillow fights were planned in Hong Kong, London and Warsaw, Poland.

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Julie Walker, AP correspondent

There was a lot of fun, and a lot of pillows, in a New York City park, for the observance of International Pillow Fight Day. AP correspondent Julie Walker reports.

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Julie Walker, AP correspondent

It’s International Pillow Fight Day. AP correspondent Julie Walker reports from one event in New York City.

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Deshawn Plummer, participant, 8th annual observance of International Pillow Fight Day

Deshawn Plummer says she came to the pillow fight because the weather was great and she wanted to have a good time.

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Melissa Kleynowski (kluh-NOW’-skee) , participant, 8th annual observance of International Pillow Fight Day

Melissa Kleynowski says being in a huge pillow fight in New York City is a childhood dream come true for her as an adult.

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Hungarians participate in a street pillow fight during Pillow Fight Day, Budapest, Hungary, on texture, partial graphic

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