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Rose Parade proceeds under clouds with additional security

11 months 1 week 1 day ago Monday, January 02 2017 Jan 2, 2017 January 02, 2017 11:29 AM January 02, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

PASADENA - The Rose Parade is underway under cloudy skies and with additional security.

The 128th annual parade got started Monday with an added police presence and measures to prevent a vehicle from barreling into the route.

Sturdy barricades are erected at more than 50 intersections to prevent a terrorist attack like ones that happened in Berlin and France last year when trucks plowed into crowds.

Flower-covered floats feature waterfalls, a roller coaster and surfing dogs. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has a float honoring the 49 killed in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Three survivors of that attack were on the float titled "To Honor and Remember Orlando."

Three Olympic gold medalists, runner Allyson Felix, diver Greg Louganis and swimmer Janet Evans, are grand marshals of the parade.

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