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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
Grand Marshal John Williams. (Francine Orr / LAT)
Permian and Odessa High School Band
The Permian and Odessa High School Band (Francine Orr / LAT)
New Buffalo Soldiers
A member of the New Buffalo Soldiers waves. (Annie Wells / LAT)
University of Michigan
The University of Michigan band. (Annie Wells / LAT)
Parade watchers cheer for the USC marching band. (Annie Wells / LAT)
Martinez family
The Martinez family rides in authentic Mexican charro suits and saddles dating to early 1800’s. (Francine Orr / LAT)
Aguiluchos Marching Band
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)
Sesame Street
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)
U.S. Marine Corps
The U.S. Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band based at Camp Pendleton led the parade. (Annie Wells / LAT)
Wyoming High School
A flag girl from the Wyoming High School All State Marching Band. (Annie Wells / LAT)
USC fan
A USC fan gives the thumbs up as the city of Cerritos float passes. (Annie Wells / LAT)
Long Beach Mounted Police
The Long Beach Mounted Police brought up the rear of the 115th Tournament of Roses Parade. (Annie Wells / LAT)
Valley High School
The Valley High School Marchmasters from West Des Moines, Iowa. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Trojans fans
USC Trojan fans are searched as they enter the Rose Bowl. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
Fighter jets
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)