FOTOS: La preparación del Rose Parade regresa después de un año de pausa

Two masked people paint glasses on the face of a giant rooster
Los voluntarios trabajan en una carroza para el próximo Desfile de las Rosas.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
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El ‘Desfile de las Rosas’ regresará este sábado a Pasadena, California.

Para muchos, el retorno será visto como un alegre respiro de dos dolorosos años de pandemia. Pero el desfile, y su enorme multitud de todo el país, llega en un momento difícil. Las infecciones por coronavirus y las hospitalizaciones se están disparando nuevamente debido a la variante Ómicron altamente contagiosa. Abundan las interrupciones.

Dejando a un lado los desafíos, el regreso del Rose Parade será bienvenido por aquellos que lo aprecian.

Beans are placed onto a float with tweezers
Ellerose Chan, 14, glues mung beans onto a turtle for a Rose Parade float on Dec. 27.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
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Masked volunteers work on Rose Parade floats.
The return of the parade has not come without logistical challenges. Volunteers have dropped out because of the Omicron surge, and float builders have had difficulty getting materials because of high costs and supply chain issues.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
A masked woman paints a creature on a Rose Parade float.
“I figured they’d be shorthanded because of the pandemic, so I thought I would pitch in,” said Mary Ann Cosgrove, as she works on the “Masked Singer” float.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
A masked volunteer sits on a beam painting a large human figure
Alison Darrow works on the California Physical Therapy Assn. float.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
A woman holds a red carnation.
Teresa Rosales prepares a red carnation. The costs of materials including roses, seeds and steel have exploded in recent months, according to Janet Benjamin, decoration chairperson for the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses float.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)