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115th Annual Tournament of Roses

At the crack of dawn the “Thanks for the Memories” float waits for the parade to begin. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Floats prepare to start their trip along Orange Grove Boulevard at the beginning of the 115th Rose Parade. (Greg Theroux / For The Times)
Grand Marshal John Williams. (Francine Orr / LAT)
The Permian and Odessa High School Band (Francine Orr / LAT)
A member of the New Buffalo Soldiers waves. (Annie Wells / LAT)
The University of Michigan band. (Annie Wells / LAT)
Parade watchers cheer for the USC marching band. (Annie Wells / LAT)
The Martinez family rides in authentic Mexican charro suits and saddles dating to early 1800’s. (Francine Orr / LAT)
The Aguiluchos Marching Band from Puebla, Mexico, got a rousing reception from the parade-watching crowd. (Annie Wells / LAT)
Bagpipers with the California State Firefighters’ Association march down Colorado Boulevard. (Annie Wells / LAT)
The “Sesame Street Music” float entered by the National Association of Music Merchants, winner of the Isabella Coleman Award for best presentation of color and color harmony. (Francine Orr / LAT)
The U.S. Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band based at Camp Pendleton led the parade. (Annie Wells / LAT)
A flag girl from the Wyoming High School All State Marching Band. (Annie Wells / LAT)
A USC fan gives the thumbs up as the city of Cerritos float passes. (Annie Wells / LAT)
The Long Beach Mounted Police brought up the rear of the 115th Tournament of Roses Parade. (Annie Wells / LAT)
The Valley High School Marchmasters from West Des Moines, Iowa. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
USC Trojan fans are searched as they enter the Rose Bowl. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
Fighter jets and the B2 bomber fly over the Rose Bowl prior to the start of the game between the USC Trojans and the Michigan Wolverines. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
A parachutist lands in the Rose Bowl prior to the start of the game between USC and Michigan. (Gary Friedman / LAT)