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High-flying balloon characters star in Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of spectators lined the streets of New York on Thursday as colorful, high-flying balloons helped usher in the holiday season during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The annual tradition, which dates back nearly a century, packed streets as a process of giant inflatables and floats streamed for more than 40 …

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee: Closing Ceremony

LONDON (AP) — Royal fans were hoping for an appearance by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace after a colorful street pageant sashays through London on Sunday, the final day of a long holiday weekend celebrating the monarch’s 70 years on the throne. Thousands of performers will parade along a three-kilometer (nearly two-mile) route from …

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee: Day 1

LONDON (AP) — Four days of celebrations honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne kicked off Thursday with a display of British military traditions stretching from the days of horse and cannon to the jet age. Formal celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee began with Trooping the Color, an annual military review that has …

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