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FILE – This Nov. 24, 2011 file photo shows the Spider-Man balloon during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. The parade has to be a crowd-pleaser for a multigenerational crowd. More than 3 million people typically attend the event that also unfolds in front of a TV audience of 50 million. This year’s parade will feature balloons include Papa Smurf and the Elf on a Shelf, while Buzz Lightyear, Sailor Mickey Mouse and the Pillsbury Doughboy keep their place in the lineup. A new version of Hello Kitty is also to be included. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)