Since 2004, visitors to New York during Westminster and millions of viewers in a huge national television audience for the world's most famous dog show have been treated to a spectacular historic sight during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: the Empire State Building shining in the club colors of purple and gold as a salute to Westminster's enduring place in the city's incredible history. [11 photos total]

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Sky, a wire fox terrier, is held as his handler Gabriel Rangel kisses the hand of judge Betty Regina Leininger after winning best of show during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) #
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Sky, a wire fox terrier, wins the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) #
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A colored bull terrier competes in the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) #
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A border terrier competes in the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) #
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An American Staffordshire terrier competes in the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) #
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Matisse, a Portuguese water dog, competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Matisse won the group. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) #
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A komondor competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) #
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Matisse, a Portuguese water dog, competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Matisse won the group. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) #
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Sky, a wire fox terrier, competes in the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) #
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A Portuguese water dog competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) #
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A great Dane rests during competition in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) #

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