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The SpongeBob SquarePants balloon floats in the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in Manhattan. (Nov. 22, 2012)

2012 NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade

86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan on Nov. 22, 2012.

Santa Claus waves to the crowd in Herald
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Santa Claus waves to the crowd in Herald Square, the end of the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The SpongeBob SquarePants balloon floats in the 86th
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The SpongeBob SquarePants balloon floats in the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in Manhattan. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Pikachu balloon during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving
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The Pikachu balloon during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Nov. 22, 2012)

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The Kermit the Frog balloon floats along during
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The Kermit the Frog balloon floats along during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Spider-Man balloon during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving
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The Spider-Man balloon during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Spider-Man balloon during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving
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The Spider-Man balloon during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. (Nov. 22, 2012)

TV personality Jimmy Fallon performs during the 86th
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TV personality Jimmy Fallon performs during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Planter's Mr. Peanut attends the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving
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Planter's Mr. Peanut attends the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Nov. 22, 2012)

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The Pikachu and Poke Ball balloons during the
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The Pikachu and Poke Ball balloons during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Flo Rida and Stayc Reign ride a float
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Flo Rida and Stayc Reign ride a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. (Nov. 22, 2012)

To infinity and beyond! Buzz Lightyear takes flight
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To infinity and beyond! Buzz Lightyear takes flight at the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Sailor Mickey balloon floats behind Macy's Great
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The Sailor Mickey balloon floats behind Macy's Great American Marching Band at the 86th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Portraying the Founding Fathers, parade participants march in
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Portraying the Founding Fathers, parade participants march in the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. (Nov. 22, 2012)

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The Spider-Man balloon makes its way down Sixth
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The Spider-Man balloon makes its way down Sixth Avenue during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Spectators line the sidewalk as balloons and bands
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Spectators line the sidewalk as balloons and bands make their way down Manhattan's Central Park West in the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade/ (Nov. 22, 2012)

Thomas Share of the Rockaways in Queens cheers
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Thomas Share of the Rockaways in Queens cheers during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. Macy's donated tickets and transportation to this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade to 5,000 people from neighborhoods hardest hit by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 22, 2012 )

People look up as balloons make their way
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People look up as balloons make their way through the streets during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Dancers fill the street as the 86th Annual
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Dancers fill the street as the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade moves down Manhattan's Central Park West. (Nov 22, 2012)

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The Charlie Brown balloon passes people on balconies
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The Charlie Brown balloon passes people on balconies on Manhattan's Central Park West during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. ( Nov 22, 2012)

The Spider-Man balloon is put under a
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The Spider-Man balloon is put under a "web" as its inflated for the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, on Manhattan's Upper West Side. (Nov. 21, 2012)

A woman photographs the new version of Hello
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A woman photographs the new version of Hello Kitty, after it was inflated for the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, on Manhattan's Upper West Side. (Nov. 21, 2012)

The new Papa Smurf balloon is restrained under
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The new Papa Smurf balloon is restrained under netting after it was inflated for the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, on Manhattan's Upper West Side. (Nov. 21, 2012)

Actors Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara perform with
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Actors Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara perform with the cast of "Nice Work if You Can Get It" during day two of the 86th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals at Macy's Herald Square in New York City. (Nov. 20, 2012)

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The cast of Sprout on PBS perform during
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The cast of Sprout on PBS perform during day two of the 86th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals at Macy's Herald Square in New York City. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Jennette McCurdy performs during day two of the
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Jennette McCurdy performs during day two of the 86th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals at Macy's Herald Square in New York City. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Flo Rida performs during day two of the
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Flo Rida performs during day two of the 86th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals at Macy's Herald Square in New York City. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Stayc Reign and Flo Rida attend day two
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Stayc Reign and Flo Rida attend day two of the 86th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals at Macy's Herald Square in New York City. (Nov. 20, 2012)

The Heartland Hoedowners of Elkhorn, Nebraska perform during
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The Heartland Hoedowners of Elkhorn, Nebraska perform during day two of the 86th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals at Macy's Herald Square in New York City. (Nov. 20, 2012)

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Nick Noonan and Amy Heidemann of pop duo
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Nick Noonan and Amy Heidemann of pop duo Karmin hold a puppy named Max during day two of the 86th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals at Macy's Herald Square. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Onlookers watch as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade staff
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Onlookers watch as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade staff inflate balloons in Manhattan's Upper West Side on Nov. 21. The 86th annual event is the second-oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the United States.

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