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November 22, 2012
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The Kung Fu Panda balloon appeared from around the corner of a building in New York.
A Hello Kitty balloon float makes its way down 6th Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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Spiderman made his way through the parade route.
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Sonic the Hedgehog made an appearance at the parade.
The Spongebob Squarepants balloon floated high above the parade route.
Papa Smurf floated above the New York streets at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
Santa Claus rode on his sleigh down Central Park West.
Buzz Lightyear was one of many giant balloons at the parade.
Police officers took photographs during the parade.
Ronald McDonald made an appearance at the parade.
The Charlie Brown balloon floated down Central Park West during the 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
Spiderman made his way down the parade route.
The Harold the Policeman balloon kept watch over the crowd.
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The Kung Fu Panda balloon floated high above the crowd.
The Kermit the Frog balloon made its way down Central Park West.
A clown on stilts waved to the crowd.
The Kermit the Frog balloon was raised prior to the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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The Chloe and Spider-Man balloons got ready for their big day.
Parade-watchers lined Central Park West.
The Papa Smurf balloon was prepared for liftoff prior to the parade.
A clown exited a portable toilet prior to the parade.
A worker waited next to the Uncle Sam balloon before the start of the parade.
The Hello Kitty balloon rose above the New York streets.
The new Elf on the Shelf balloon was inflated prior to the parade.
A Kermit the Frog balloon was on hand.
The Elf on the Shelf balloon was a new addition to this year's parade.