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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade marched, rolled and soared in traditional style Thursday as police went all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots. With new faces and old favorites in the lineup, the Americana extravaganza made its way through 2 ½ miles of Manhattan on a cold morning.

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A Charlie Brown balloon moves along Central Park West during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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A balloon and a marching band move along Central Park West during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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from Super Wings floats down 6th Avenue during the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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People watch as the balloon Red from "Angry Birds" moves through Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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Police stand guard as a clown passes by during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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The Ronald McDonald balloon makes its way across Sixth Avenue as police stand guard during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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Cheerleaders march along Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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Spectators watch as the Santa Claus float passes by during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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A performer carries balloons across Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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People watch as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon makes its way across Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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People watch from windows as the Sinclair Dino balloon moves through Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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A balloon of Red, from "Angry Birds" floats down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, New York Police counterterrorism personnel watch as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade makes its way down Sixth Avenue in New York. After the deadly truck attack in Manhattan on Oct. 31, 2017, every intersection along the 2 1/2-mile parade route that stretches from Central Park to the Macy's flagship store on 34th Street will be blocked to traffic. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

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Police officers stand near the site where a large balloon of the character Olaf from "Frozen" is being inflated for the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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People stretch a net over a balloon before inflating it for the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Participants march down Sixth Avenue ahead of the SpongeBob SquarePants balloon during the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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The SpongeBob SquarePants float moves down Sixth Avenue during the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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Heavily armed New York police officers stand guard on the parade route during the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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A participant marches down Sixth Avenue during the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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The Grinch balloon floats down Sixth Avenue during the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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The Olaf balloon floats down Sixth Avenue during the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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A participant marches down Sixth Avenue ahead of the Pillsbury Doughboy balloon during the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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Santa Claus rides a float along Central Park West during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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A Charlie Brown balloon moves along Central Park West during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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from Super Wings floats down 6th Avenue during the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Mary Altaffer

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A balloon and a marching band move along Central Park West during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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A heavily armed New York police officer stands guard on the parade route during the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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Heavily armed police officers stand guard on the parade route during the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Mary Altaffer

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The Olaf balloon glides over Central Park West during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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Emily Newman, 7, plays with her father as they watch the balloons being inflated for the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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