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The 94th Macy's Thanksgiving Parade goes ahead without crowds

The annual Macy's Thanksgiving holiday parade usually draws thousands of onlookers, much of the celebration was prerecorded and scaled back due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

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A police officer looks on during the 94th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which was closed to the spectators due to the spread of the coronavirus, in Manhattan, New York City, Nov. 26, 2020.

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The "The Boss Baby" balloon is seen during the 94th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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A face shield-wearing Ronald McDonald and Grimace appear in the 94th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade kicks off the holiday season for millions, with those who watched this year doing so from the safety of the homes.

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Masked handlers wait to raise and fly large balloons at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. While the the annual holiday parade usually draws thousands of onlookers, much of the celebration was prerecorded and scaled back due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

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A usually-crowded 34th Street remained empty during this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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A balloon depicting Red Titan, a character from "Ryan's World," is seen during the 94th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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A small crowd gathers at NYPD barricades during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Giant bowling pins parade during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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The "Boss Baby" balloon floats during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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