Thanksgiving Parade Brings Cheer to Storm-hit NYC

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NEW YORK - - - After weeks of dealing with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, New York City is celebrating a warm and sunny Thanksgiving Day.

The temperature topped 50 degrees as more than 3 million people lined the streets to watch the annual Macy's parade.

The young, and the young at heart, were delighted by the sight and sound of marching bands, performers and, of course, the giant balloons. Some parade-goers had camped out to get a good spot, staying snug in sleeping bags. Others came well-prepared with folding chairs.

Chicago, Philadelphia and Detroit were among the other big cities rolling out bands, cartoon character balloons and musical extravaganzas.

Airports, train stations and highways were expected to remain busy Thursday as people made their way home to reconnect with family and friends.