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Parade over, confetti and memories remain

Carlo Allegri / Reuters

Confetti is left on a utility access cover after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on November 22, 2012.

Take a look at some more traditional pictures of the parade (and parades past) in the slideshows below:

See images of the giant balloons and festivities at the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.Louis Lanzano / AP
Since 1924, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been an annual holiday tradition. See some of the attractions that have delighted spectators young and old over the decades.Yana Paskova / Getty Images

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