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Festival of silly hats

Posted June 25, 2008 8:18 a.m. EDT

Ladies' Day at the Royal Ascot race meeting apparently is a big deal in the U.K.  According to the New York Times:

The Royal Ascot meeting is undoubtedly one of the racing and social highlights of the British summer. The first recorded reference to Ladies Day, a day the focus switches from racing to fashion, was in 1823.

It's also a big showcase for silly hats.  Here's a The New York Times slideshow of some of the best hats.

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