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November 22, 2012
Charles Sykes photo

The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade put a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

Louis Lanzano photo

Santa Claus makes his way through Herald Square in the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,Thursday, Nov 22, 2012, in New York. The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off in New York on Thursday, putting a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Joseph Kaczmarek photo

Handlers lower the T-Rex balloon down to the spectators during the 93rd annual Thanksgiving day parade, Thursday Nov. 22, 2012, in Philadelphia.

Charles Sykes photo

The Sailor Mickey balloon floats in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. . The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade put a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy