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Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

<p>Balloons of cartoon characters make their way down Seventh Ave. during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



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Balloons of cartoon characters make their way down Seventh Ave. during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Balloons of cartoon characters make their way down Seventh Ave. during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>The Buzz Lightyear Balloon passes through Times Square during The 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



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The Buzz Lightyear Balloon passes through Times Square during The 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The Buzz Lightyear Balloon passes through Times Square during The 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>A Shrek balloon makes its way across 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



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A Shrek balloon makes its way across 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A Shrek balloon makes its way across 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>A Spiderman balloon makes its way across 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



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A Spiderman balloon makes its way across 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A Spiderman balloon makes its way across 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>A Spongebob Squarepants balloon makes its way down 7th avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



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A Spongebob Squarepants balloon makes its way down 7th avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A Spongebob Squarepants balloon makes its way down 7th avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>A Dora the Explorer balloon makes its way across 4nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



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A Dora the Explorer balloon makes its way across 4nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A Dora the Explorer balloon makes its way across 4nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>A Snoopy balloon moves through Columbus Circle near the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009.



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A Snoopy balloon moves through Columbus Circle near the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A Snoopy balloon moves through Columbus Circle near the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Spectators watch as a Smurf balloon exits Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



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Spectators watch as a Smurf balloon exits Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Spectators watch as a Smurf balloon exits Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A Spiderman balloon passes through Time's Square during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



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A Spiderman balloon passes through Time's Square during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A Spiderman balloon passes through Time's Square during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>A Horton the Elephant balloon makes its way 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



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A Horton the Elephant balloon makes its way 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A Horton the Elephant balloon makes its way 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>A Pikachu balloon makes its way down 6th avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



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A Pikachu balloon makes its way down 6th avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A Pikachu balloon makes its way down 6th avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>A Shrek balloon makes its way across 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

A Shrek balloon makes its way across 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A Shrek balloon makes its way across 42nd street during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>A Mickey Mouse balloon makes its way down Seventh Ave. during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



REUTERS/Brendan McDermid </p>

A Mickey Mouse balloon makes its way down Seventh Ave. during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A Mickey Mouse balloon makes its way down Seventh Ave. during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>Balloons make their way down Seventh Ave. during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



REUTERS/Brendan McDermid </p>

Balloons make their way down Seventh Ave. during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Balloons make their way down Seventh Ave. during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>A Smurf balloon makes its way down 7th avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

A Smurf balloon makes its way down 7th avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A Smurf balloon makes its way down 7th avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>The Spiderman balloon moves down Central Park West marking the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



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The Spiderman balloon moves down Central Park West marking the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

The Spiderman balloon moves down Central Park West marking the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A Buzz Lightyear balloon makes its way down 7th avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

A Buzz Lightyear balloon makes its way down 7th avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A Buzz Lightyear balloon makes its way down 7th avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>A Kermit the Frog balloon moves down Central Park West near the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



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A Kermit the Frog balloon moves down Central Park West near the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A Kermit the Frog balloon moves down Central Park West near the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A Ronald McDonald balloon passes through Times Square during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



REUTERS/Brendan McDermid</p>

A Ronald McDonald balloon passes through Times Square during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A Ronald McDonald balloon passes through Times Square during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>Balloons pass through Times Square during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



REUTERS/Brendan McDermid </p>

Balloons pass through Times Square during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Balloons pass through Times Square during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>A Shrek balloon passes through Times Square during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. 



REUTERS/Brendan McDermid </p>

A Shrek balloon passes through Times Square during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A Shrek balloon passes through Times Square during the 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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