Photos: After the rain: 2023 Rose Parade in full bloom

A marching band at the Rose Parade
The Rosemount (Minn.) High School Marching Band performs along Colorado Boulevard during the 134th Rose Parade on Monday.
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As most of us rose into the new year filled with all that life so seamlessly blends — hope and caution, joy and sadness, love and longing — Pasadena played host to the 134th Rose Parade after a strong rainfall washed over its streets to cap 2022.

The parade’s theme this year — an expression of hope and resilience — was “Turning the Corner.” The 2023 Rose Parade grand marshal was Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who survived a mass shooting. Giffords led a procession of 39 floats, 21 marching bands and 16 equestrian units.

Young dancers at the Rose Parade
Temecula Dance Company and Rose Parade Youth Dancers rally the early-morning crowds.
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A woman holds a rose against a pink sunrise.
Gretchen Otness holds a rose as she arrives at the 134th Rose Parade early Monday morning.
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Tanya Tucker performs during the Rose Parade.
Singer and songwriter Tanya Tucker performs during the Rose Parade.
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Clouds are red from sunrise as the Rose Parade begins
Parade-goers get a predawn view of the Rose Parade as it makes its way down Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena.
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A dancer with N8tive Hoop performs during the 2023 Rose Parade.
A dancer with N8tive Hoop, a family of Native American hoop dancers, performs during the 2023 Rose Parade.
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A view of the float that won the Sweepstakes award for most beautiful entry.
Donate Life’s “Lifting Each Other Up” float won the Sweepstakes award for most beautiful entry — encompassing float design, floral presentation and entertainment — during the 2023 Rose Parade in Pasadena.
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Costumed riders on horseback at the Rose Parade
The Scripps Miramar Ranch equestrian unit from San Diego joins the 2023 Rose Parade.
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Louisiana Tourism's float.
Louisiana Tourism’s float, which received the Rose Parade’s Showmanship Award, features performer Lainey Wilson during the 2023 Rose Parade.
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A close-up of horse hooves walking over confetti.
Horses walk across confetti during the Rose Parade.
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Dancers in butterfly costumes at the Rose Parade.
Buhos Marching Band dancers from Xalapa, Mexico, perform during the Rose Parade.
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Bears and other animals on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom float at the Rose Parade.
Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom’s “Protecting the Wild” float won the Isabella Coleman award for most outstanding presentation of color and harmony through floral design.
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Danny Trejo walks the parade route at the Rose Parade.
Danny Trejo walks along the Rose Parade route in Pasadena.
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A Rose Parade float features bees and the text "Bee Inspired!"
A driver’s face is just visible within the Downey Rose Float Assn.'s “Bee Inspired!” float, which won the 2023 Rose Parade Leishman Public Spirit award.
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Dancers with flags at the Rose Parade.
Members of the All Gifu Honor Green Band from Japan perform along Colorado Boulevard.
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A Rose Parade float with giraffes.
The San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance float “Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation” is driven along Colorado Boulevard during the Rose Parade.
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A marching band at the Rose Parade.
The Penn State Blue Band performs during the Rose Parade.
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A large dragon head on a Rose Parade float.
The Donate Life float “Lifting Each Other Up” makes its way along Colorado Boulevard during the 2023 Rose Parade in Pasadena.
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The 2023 Rose Queen and three members of her court wave from a float.
2023 Rose Queen Bella Ballard waves to the crowd along with members of her court: Michelle Cortez-Peralta, left, Sahanna Rajinikanthan and Salia Baligh.
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Elks USA's "Investing in Our Communities" float during the 2023 Rose Parade
Thousands of parade-goers watch Elks USA’s “Investing In Our Communities” float during the 2023 Rose Parade in Pasadena on Monday.
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Cheerleaders at the Rose Parade.
The Utah State Float and cheerleaders entertain the crowd during the Rose Parade.
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Marines in a marching band cast shadows on the Rose Parade route.
The United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band from Camp Pendleton marches down Orange Grove Boulevard in the 2023 Rose Parade.
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Dancers in gowns patterned after monarch butterflies
Performers with Mexico’s Buhos Marching Band during the Rose Parade.
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Confetti falls on the crowd at the Rose Parade.
Thousands of parade-goers watch confetti fall while Tanya Tucker performs with the Mansion Entertainment Group float during the 2023 Rose Parade.
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A man on a horse twirls during the Rose Parade on Monday.
A member of Los Hermanos Banuelos Charro Team performs along Colorado Boulevard during the Rose Parade on Monday.
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A marching band at the Rose Parade
The Norfolk State University Marching Band plays during the Rose Parade.
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Confetti at the Rose Parade.
Confetti falls while Tanya Tucker performs during the Rose Parade.
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