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Snoopy flies by as spectators look on during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in New York. After fears the balloons could be grounded if sustained winds exceeded 23 mph, Snoopy, Spider-Man and the rest of the iconic balloons received the all-clear from the New York Police Department to fly between Manhattan skyscrapers on Thursday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Balloons, spirits soar at NYC Thanksgiving parade

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By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The big balloons soared along with the crowd's spirits Thursday as the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through the streets of New York City.

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There'd been some concerns about whether the wind could keep 16 giant balloons grounded, but the cherished tradition prevailed.

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