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

(Photo: Carlo Allegri / Reuters)

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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Bastille Day celebrations take over Paris

Armored vehicles parade down the Champs Elysees as part of the Bastille Day Military parade in Paris, France, on July 14. The Bastille Day, the French National Day, is held annually on July 14 to commemorate the storming of the Bastille fortress in 1789.

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