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Cartoons, Cops and Clowns at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Parade-goers were treated to a variety of balloon characters, marching bands and good weather. Standing guard were a record number of police.

. A reveler carries balloons as police steer their motorcycles across Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015.

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. A child watches the parade from a ladder.

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. The Sponge Bob Square Pants float passes spectators during parade.

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. Members of the New York City Police special task force stand guard before parade.

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. New York Police Department officers stand watch from a building as a float proceeds high above spectators along 6th Ave.

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. The "Skylanders Eruptor" balloon passes by people watching the parade on balconies.

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. The Virginia balloon floats down Central Park South as a pigeon flies by.

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. Members of the NYPD stand guard along the parade route.

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. A worker tends to the "Skylanders Eruptor" balloon before thestart of the parade.

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. Members of the Spirit of America group dance as the parade makes its way through Manhattan.

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. The Macy's Christmas Elves float down Sixth Avenue.

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