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Echoes of Success: The 128th Tournament of Roses Parade

With a celebration over a century old, the annual Tournament of Roses Parade was held on Jan. 2, 2017, treating Americans to the New Year’s tradition many look forward to each year. As a show of community spirit and love of pageantry, hundreds of volunteers put in thousands of hours to create show stopping floats that surprise and delight parade goers. Here are some highlights from this year’s parade:

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The Donate Life float celebrating organ and tissue donors participates in the 128th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, January 2, 2017. Photo Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

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The Lucy Pet Foundation float appears in the 128th Tournament of Roses Parade on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. Photo Credit: Jerod Harris/WireImage.

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The Lucy Pet Foundation float appears with dogs surfing at the 128th Tournament Of Roses Parade Presented By Honda on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. Photo Credit: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

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The UPS Store float participates in the 128th Tournament of Roses Parade. Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

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The International Trophy float on the parade route during the 128th Tournament of Roses Parade Presented by Honda on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

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The Trader Joes float appears at the 128th Tournament Of Roses Parade Presented By Honda on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. Photo Credit: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

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The 'Real California Milk,' float appears at the 128th Tournament Of Roses Parade Presented By Honda on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. Photo Credit:Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

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The Cal Poly Universities A New Leaf float featuring a family of chameleons participates at the 128th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, January 2, 2017. Photo Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

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A dragon float billows smoke from it's nose at the 128th Tournament Of Roses Parade Presented By Honda on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. Photo Credit: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic