The 84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Photos

From the balloons to the performances, check out some of the highlights from the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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From the balloons to the performances, check out some of the highlights from the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. SpongeBob Squarepants floats down Broadway in Times Square as he joins the giant balloon lineup for the 84th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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Members of the New York Police Department stand by as the Shrek balloon makes it's way across 42nd Street.
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Yuri Van Singh, 6, from Maryland waves as the SpongeBob SquarePants float approaches.
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Singer Kanye West attends the parade to promote his new album.
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Newly engaged singer Jessica Simpson waves at the crowds from her float.
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The Smurf float passes by people watching from apartments and offices on Seventh Avenue, heading south to Times Square.
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Spiderman floats down Broadway in Times Square.
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Jimmy Fallon smiles at the crowd while performing.
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Cheerleaders snake their way in formation through Columbus Circle onto Central Park South.
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Braving the cold, cheerleaders wave their pom poms and entertain the crowds.
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New York City police officer Wally Melvin holds his 5-year-old daughter Carlee as they watch Santa Claus float pass by.
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Handlers guide the Smurf float through Times Square.
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A performer shakes hands with children watching the parade.
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The Banda Musical Latina Pedro Molina of Guatemala performs.
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The Snoopy float glides down Central Park South.
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Gladys Knight waves to the crowd.
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Children watch a float go by from an apartment on Central Park South.
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This year's annual parade features approximately 8,000 participants, 15 giant character balloons and 43 novelty balloons.
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Big Bird and other Muppets pass by Macy's on their float.
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Kung Fu Panda floats down Broadway in Times Square.
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The Shrek balloon floats down 6th Avenue.
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The Mickey Mouse float soars above the thousands of people who lined up to catch a glimpse of the annual parade.
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The Diary of A Wimpy Kid balloon, a new addition to the parade, floats down 6th Avenue.
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The Pikachu balloon floats through Times Square.
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Handlers operate a float through Columbus Circle.
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The Macy's Great American Marching Band makes it way across 42nd Street as they perform.
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The Snoopy float glides across Columbus Circle.
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Kermit the Frog followed by the Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon float in the air above parade participants.
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Participants walk to their places before the start of the parade.
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Children and onlookers watch as parade staff inflate balloons for the Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade will feature 15 giant character balloons and 43 novelty balloons.
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