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It’s Tradition! Macy’s 90th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Through New York

NYPD put on unprecedented show of force with 82 sand-filled trucks, radiation detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs to protect Thanksgiving Day Parade as Charlie Brown Returns.



The NYPD is putting on an unprecedented show of force with 3,000 officers deployed to protect the 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from attack as millions of spectators line the route to watch the spectacle.

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3ab90a1d00000578-3968304-image-a-80_1480000779146 3ab8e0fb00000578-3968304-image-a-42_14799981505723ab8e93100000578-3968304-image-a-49_1479999488671 3ab90fdf00000578-3968304-image-a-84_1480000866473Charlie Brown, one of three new giant character inflatables in this year’s parade, led the signature balloons as the parade kicked off on Thursday morning with the spraying of confetti and a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

3ab8e1c100000578-3968304-image-a-53_1479999590706 3ab8fb3c00000578-3968304-image-m-73_1480000286367Costumes characters mingled with revelries and crowds cheered as clowns on bicycles rode by carrying bundles of balloons.

3ab91c9b00000578-3968304-image-a-111_1480002119424 3ab9176000000578-3968304-image-a-110_1480002111677Officials expect 3.5 million people to converge on the 2.5-mile parade route for the nationally televised ritual that initiates the holiday shopping season with giant balloons shaped like cartoon characters, including Thomas the Tank Engine, Hello Kitty and SpongeBob SquarePants, with another 50millionĀ  expected to watch at home.

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