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PHOTOS: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade preps

PHOTOS: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade preps

HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Clown Captain Les Kule, a computer consultant, joins other volunteers, Macy's employees and Big Apple Circus clowns backstage at "Clown U.," at the the Big Apple Circus, in New York's Lincoln Center. Photo: Associated Press

Volunteers and Macy’s employees are putting the finishing touches on the 88th annual parade, which steps off in NYC on Thanksgiving morning. It takes thousands of people to make the parade a success, including about 1,000 clowns.

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