Photos: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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The Ronald McDonald balloon floats on sixth avenue during the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Thousands of families and friends gathered alongside New York City's 6th Avenue for the 88th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 27th. Famous figures floated above the city, Cirque du Soleil performers dazzled, and over 8,000 acts entertained the crowds during the parade, which stretched from Manhattan's Upper West Side to Herald Square. Check out the photos below to see some highlights from this year's parade.