Photos: Mexican Independence Day

Thounsands turned out at the 2013 Fiestas Patrias celebration of Mexican Independence Day on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the AVA Amphitheater at Casino del Sol. The hours-long event featured live music, a Miss Latinoamerica pageant to present the festival queen and the Mexican Consulate leading the evening "grito" civic ceremony commemorating the events leading up to Mexico's independence - all capped off with the roar of "Viva Mexico!"