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Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

The Paddington Bear float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Paddington Bear float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Paddington Bear float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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A SpongeBob Squarepants balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

A SpongeBob Squarepants balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

A SpongeBob Squarepants balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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People react as they watch the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

People react as they watch the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

People react as they watch the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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Members of the Madison Scouts perform during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Members of the Madison Scouts perform during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Members of the Madison Scouts perform during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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The Sponge Bob Squarepants float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Sponge Bob Squarepants float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Sponge Bob Squarepants float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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The Hello Kitty float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Hello Kitty float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Hello Kitty float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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At sunrise floats stand ready to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

At sunrise floats stand ready to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

At sunrise floats stand ready to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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The Thomas the Tank Engine balloon floats by people on balconies during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Thomas the Tank Engine balloon floats by people on balconies during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Thomas the Tank Engine balloon floats by people on balconies during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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A clown blows a kiss during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

A clown blows a kiss during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

A clown blows a kiss during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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A Santa Claus character reacts as he makes his way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

A Santa Claus character reacts as he makes his way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

A Santa Claus character reacts as he makes his way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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The Snoopy balloon floats down Sixth Avenue during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Snoopy balloon floats down Sixth Avenue during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Snoopy balloon floats down Sixth Avenue during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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Gene Simmons of KISS greets spectators during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Gene Simmons of KISS greets spectators during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Gene Simmons of KISS greets spectators during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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A participant makes his way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York.

A participant makes his way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York.

A participant makes his way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York.
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Clowns line up to use a porta-potty as they get ready to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Clowns line up to use a porta-potty as they get ready to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Clowns line up to use a porta-potty as they get ready to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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A marching band takes part in a practice session as the sun rises before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

A marching band takes part in a practice session as the sun rises before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

A marching band takes part in a practice session as the sun rises before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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Performers prepare for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Performers prepare for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Performers prepare for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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A clown captain gives last minute instructions to his fellow clowns as they prepare to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

A clown captain gives last minute instructions to his fellow clowns as they prepare to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

A clown captain gives last minute instructions to his fellow clowns as they prepare to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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A clown sits on a park bench at sunrise before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

A clown sits on a park bench at sunrise before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

A clown sits on a park bench at sunrise before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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The Papa Smurf balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Papa Smurf balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Papa Smurf balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats down Sixth Avenue during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats down Sixth Avenue during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats down Sixth Avenue during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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The Sea World float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York.

The Sea World float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York.

The Sea World float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York.
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Clowns line up to use a porta-potty as they get ready to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Clowns line up to use a porta-potty as they get ready to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Clowns line up to use a porta-potty as they get ready to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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The Spiderman balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Spiderman balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Spiderman balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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A man dressed as Santa Claus waves during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

A man dressed as Santa Claus waves during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

A man dressed as Santa Claus waves during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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Balloons float down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Balloons float down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

Balloons float down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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The Thomas The Tank Engine float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Thomas The Tank Engine float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Thomas The Tank Engine float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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People watch out their hotel room windows as floats make their way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York.

People watch out their hotel room windows as floats make their way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York.

People watch out their hotel room windows as floats make their way down 6th Ave during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York.
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The Spongebob Squarepants balloon floats by New York Police Officers during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Spongebob Squarepants balloon floats by New York Police Officers during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Spongebob Squarepants balloon floats by New York Police Officers during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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The Spiderman balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Spiderman balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

The Spiderman balloon floats down Central Park West during the 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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