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Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade 2012

The Charlie Brown balloon floats in the 86th

The Charlie Brown balloon floats in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Scenes from the 2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade, which started at 77th Street and Central Park West.

The Harold the Fireman balloon makes its way
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The Harold the Fireman balloon makes its way through Columbus Circle during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Kung Fu Panda balloon floats in the
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The Kung Fu Panda balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

New Rochelle native Don McLean makes his way
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New Rochelle native Don McLean makes his way through Columbus Circle during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. McLean sang his classic hit "American Pie" in front of Macy's. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Kermit the Frog balloon floats in the
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The Kermit the Frog balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Mannheim Steamroller rocks the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade
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Mannheim Steamroller rocks the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York for an unprecedented third straight year. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Charlie Brown balloon floats in the 86th
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The Charlie Brown balloon floats in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Spider-Man balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving
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The Spider-Man balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Sonic the Hedgehog balloon floats in the
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The Sonic the Hedgehog balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Charlie Brown balloon floats in the Macy's
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The Charlie Brown balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen rides on a
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Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen rides on a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Sailor Mickey Mouse balloon floats in the
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The Sailor Mickey Mouse balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats in
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The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Costumed parade participants march in the 86th annual
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Costumed parade participants march in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Papa Smurf balloon, one of the three
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The Papa Smurf balloon, one of the three new balloons added to this year's lineup, floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (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)

Flo Rida and Stayc Reigns ride a float
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Flo Rida and Stayc Reigns ride a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Whoopi Goldberg rides on a float in the
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Whoopi Goldberg rides on a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Sailor Mickey balloon floats behind a marching
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The Sailor Mickey balloon floats behind a marching band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Jimmy Fallon, a Saugerties native, plays guitar in
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Jimmy Fallon, a Saugerties native, plays guitar in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. Fallon and his "Late Night" host band, The Roots, performed a remake of Queen's "We Will Rock You."

Country singer Trace Adkins rides on a float
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Country singer Trace Adkins rides on a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Sonic the Hedgehog balloon is seen during
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The Sonic the Hedgehog balloon is seen during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Curious George balloon floats in the 86th
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The Curious George balloon floats in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Candy Cane girls pass by Herald Square in
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Candy Cane girls pass by Herald Square in front of the Elf on the Shelf balloon during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Tom Turkey float makes its way through
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The Tom Turkey float makes its way through the streets of Manhattan during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

People climb for position to watch the 86th
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People climb for position to watch the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Kung Fu Panda balloon is lifted before
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The Kung Fu Panda balloon is lifted before the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The SpongeBob SquarePants balloon is escorted through the
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The SpongeBob SquarePants balloon is escorted through the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy performs on the Pepperidge
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Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy performs on the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish float during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Kermit the Frog balloon makes its way
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The Kermit the Frog balloon makes its way down Central Park West during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Nickelodeon star Rachel Crow and Dora the Explorer
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Nickelodeon star Rachel Crow and Dora the Explorer participate in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Charlie Brown balloon makes its way down
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The Charlie Brown balloon makes its way down Central Park West during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

A man portraying Santa Claus waves to the
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A man portraying Santa Claus waves to the crowd during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (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 New York's Central Park West in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (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 New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Kung Fu Panda balloon floats in the
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The Kung Fu Panda balloon floats in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The band from the North Carolina A&T State
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The band from the North Carolina A&T State University makes its way through the streets of Manhattan during 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 New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Mounted police lead a policeman balloon as it
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Mounted police lead a policeman balloon as it makes its way down New York's Central Park West in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (Nov. 22, 2012)

A zebra costumed marcher is followed by the
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A zebra costumed marcher is followed by the Curious George balloon on its way down New York's Central Park West in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Hello Kitty Balloon makes its way down
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The Hello Kitty Balloon makes its way down New York's Central Park West in the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (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 New York's Central Park West. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Kung Fu Panda balloon passes an apartment
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The Kung Fu Panda balloon passes an apartment building on New York's Central Park West at the start of the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Charlie Brown balloon passes people on balconies
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The Charlie Brown balloon passes people on balconies on New York's Central Park West during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Costumed characters and a marching band precede the
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Costumed characters and a marching band precede the Kermit The Frog balloon on New York's Central Park West during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,Thursday, Nov 22, 2012. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

The Kermit the Frog balloon makes its way
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The Kermit the Frog balloon makes its way down New York's Central Park West during the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Kermit the Frog balloon is raised prior
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The Kermit the Frog balloon is raised prior to the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

People line Central Park West for the 86th
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People line Central Park West for the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Hello Kitty balloon sits on West 77th
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The Hello Kitty balloon sits on West 77th Street before the commencement of the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (Nov. 22, 2012)

People hand out balloons on West 72nd Street
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People hand out balloons on West 72nd Street before the commencement of the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. (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 New York's Upper West Side. (Nov. 21, 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.

Onlookers on Manhattan's Upper West Side watch as
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Onlookers on Manhattan's Upper West Side watch as balloons are inflated for the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (Nov. 21, 2012)

The new Elf on the Shelf balloon is
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The new Elf on the Shelf balloon is inflated for the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (Nov. 21, 2012)

Inflated balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade
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Inflated balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade are covered with protected netting on Manhattan's Upper West Side. (Nov. 21, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Onlookers watch
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Onlookers watch as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade staff inflate balloons in Manhattan's Upper West Side on November 21, 2012 in New York City. The 86th annual event is the second oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the U.S. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Onlookers watch as Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade workers
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Onlookers watch as Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade workers inflate balloons on Manhattan's Upper West Side. (Nov. 21, 2012)

Onlookers watch as Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade workers
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Onlookers watch as Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade workers inflate the new Papa Smurf balloon on Manhattan's Upper West Side. (Nov. 21, 2012)

Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade workers inflate the Kermit
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade workers inflate the Kermit the Frog balloon on Manhattan's Upper West Side. (Nov. 21, 2012)

Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade workers on Manhattan's Upper
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade workers on Manhattan's Upper West Side unfold a balloon to be inflated for the 86th annual Macy's parade. (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 on Manhattan's Upper West Side for the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (Nov. 21, 2012)

The Chloe and Spider-Man balloons are inflated for
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The Chloe and Spider-Man balloons are inflated for the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on New York's Upper West Side. (Nov. 21, 2012)

Onlookers on Manhattan's Upper West Side watch as
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Onlookers on Manhattan's Upper West Side watch as balloons are inflated for the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. (Nov. 21, 2012)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Singer Rachel Crow poses during day two of
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Singer Rachel Crow poses 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)

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)

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)

The popular Smurf balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving
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The popular Smurf balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Spirit of America cheerleaders perform at Day One
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Spirit of America cheerleaders perform at Day One of the 86th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals at Macy's Herald Square in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2012)

The King Charles Unicycle Troupe of the Bronx
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The King Charles Unicycle Troupe of the Bronx perform at Day One of the 86th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals at Macy's Herald Square in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2012)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana and the Broadway
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Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana and the Broadway cast of Cinderella perform at Day One of the 86th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals at Macy's Herald Square in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2012)

The cast of
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The cast of "Elf" perform at Day One of the 86th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals at Macy's Herald Square in Manhattan. (Nov. 19, 2012)

A spectator points at a window display at
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A spectator points at a window display at Macy's Herald Square Christmas Window Unveiling in New York. Macy's kicked-off the season with an evening of holiday performances at the annual Christmas window unveiling in Herald Square. (Nov. 15, 2012)

A pedestrian walks by a newly unveiled window
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A pedestrian walks by a newly unveiled window display at Macy's Herald Square Christmas Window Unveiling in New York. Macy's kicked-off the season with an evening of holiday performances at the annual Christmas window unveiling in Herald Square. (John Minchillo/AP Images for Macy's)

Aaron Juarez, a
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Aaron Juarez, a "Make-A-Wish Kid," who served as a decorating assistant on this year's holiday windows, browses the displays with his family at Macy's Herald Square Christmas Window Unveiling in New York. Macy's kicked-off the season with an evening of holiday performances at the annual Christmas window unveiling in Herald Square.(Nov. 15, 2012)

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