Slideshow: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Snoopy flies by as spectators look on during the parade. After fears the balloons could be grounded if sustained winds exceeded 23 mph, Snoopy, Spider-Man and the rest of the iconic balloons received the all-clear from the New York Police Department to fly between Manhattan skyscrapers on Thursday.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parades of the past

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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a holiday tradition since 1924. Here are some of the attractions that have delighted paradegoers over the decades.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade aims to be ‘beacon of hope’ after Sandy

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Giant helium balloons rose above the treetops along New York’s Central Park on Wednesday ahead of the 86th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the largest public event so far in a city still recovering from superstorm Sandy.

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