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The Kermit the Frog balloon seems to reach out toward balloon handlers with Macy's department store's 85th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as they work on another one of 15 giant helium balloons and 44 novelty and specialty balloons Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, that will be featured in Thursday's parade in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Photo by: Craig Ruttle
The Kermit the Frog balloon seems to reach out toward balloon handlers with Macy's department store's 85th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as they work on another one of 15 giant helium balloons and 44 novelty and specialty balloons Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, that will be featured in Thursday's parade in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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