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In Pictures: Colourful characters fly high over Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

Thousands of spectators lined the streets of New York as colourful, high-flying balloons helped usher in the traditional US holiday season at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

he annual tradition, which dates back nearly a century, saw mostly sunny skies and a slight breeze on Thursday morning.

International cartoon sensation Bluey, the Australian cattle pup, was making her parade debut, with a balloon in her likeness towering as tall as a four-storey building and stretching as wide as seven taxi cabs. Stuart, the one-eyed Minion, was also there, as well as a number of other well-known children’s characters.

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Workers inflate a balloon of the Dragon Ball character Goku (AP)

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A man inspects a float of Tom Turkey (AP)

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Baby Shark, just ahead of Sinclair’s Dino (AP)

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A child watches as the balloons are inflated (AP)

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Cheerleaders from the University of Missouri marching band walk down Central Park South (AP)

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A woman looks at an inflated helium balloon of Ronald McDonald (AP)

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