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Nov 25, 2016

The 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Yes, it is that time of year again, when the festive spirit gets run over by commercial greed. And the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade can't escape either. Sure, it is still about the balloons and twirling dancers, but the corporate sponsors are everywhere and people are really only waiting for the shops to open so they can get their Black Friday bargains.

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A volunteer helps inflate the Thomas the Tank Engine balloon ahead of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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A volunteer helps inflate the Paddington Bear balloon ahead of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Wait staff work in the Storico restaurant beside the inflated Charlie Brown balloon ahead of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Members of Macy's Inflation Team work on a balloon ahead of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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A member of Macy's Inflation Team works on the Paddington Bear balloon ahead of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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A member of the Macy's Inflation Team works on the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger balloon ahead of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Members of the Macy's Inflation Team help inflate the Paddington Bear balloon ahead of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Members of the Macy's Inflation Team work on the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger balloon ahead of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Crowds walk by the Ronald McDonald balloon ahead of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Members of the New York Police Department's Counterterrorism Bureau patrol the inflation area ahead of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Sinclair Oil's Dino balloon sits in the inflation area ahead of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Members of the New York Police Department's Counterterrorism Bureau watch as preparations are made ahead of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Members of the New York Police Department walk the parade route before the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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A member of the New York Police Department's Emergency Service Unit patrols before the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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A marching band makes its way down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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A Charlie Brown giant balloon makes its way down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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A marching band makes its way down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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A Hello Kitty float makes its way down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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A Pikachu float makes its way down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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A Hello Kitty float makes its way down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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People on 6th Avenue observe the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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Spirit of America Dance Stars make their way down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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An Angry Bird float makes its way down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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An Angry Bird float makes its way down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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Scrat from "Ice Age" floats above 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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A SpongeBob float makes its way down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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Macy's Elf balloons float above 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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A Macy's Elf float makes its way down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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A Santa Claus makes its way down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York SAUL MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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The Skylanders Eruptor balloon is carried down West 59th street during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Ice Age's Scrat balloon is carried by crowds gathered on terraces along West 59th Street during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Pigeons fly by the Happy Dragon balloon during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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The Elf on the Shelf balloon is carried down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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A Macy's Holiday Elf is carried down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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The Elf on the Shelf balloon is carried down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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People watch on as the Pillsbury Doughboy is deflated following the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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A person dressed as Santa Claus waves from a float during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Members of the New York Police Department's Strategic Response Group watch as a person dressed as Santa Claus waves from a float during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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A squad of New York Police Department cars follow the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Sinclair Oil's Dino balloon is carried down Central Park West during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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People in costume throw paper at attendees during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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A child yells from a window as a marching ban passes by during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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People line Central Park West to watch the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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The West Virginia Mountaineer Marching Band await the commencement of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Clowns dressed as sticks of butter await the commencement of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Cheerleaders perform during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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Balloons are carried down Central Park West during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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People watch from their balcony as the Ronald McDonald balloon is carried down Central Park West during the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, New York, U.S. ANDREW KELLY/REUTERS

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