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In case you were by Union Square yesterday morning and wondered what the deal with the women lined up in front of Filene's was all about, here is your answer: It was the annual Running of the Brides.

Basically Filene's Basement put some huge markdowns on their bridal dresses (i.e. $5,000 dresses selling for $250) and the brides-to-be (and their mothers) lined up and stormed the store when it opened at 8 A.M., leading to some enjoyable pictures and many funny anecdotes we are sure.

Photograph from corig123's flickr stream.