Banda de Musica
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Faces of the Rose Parade

Banda de Musica
A young beauty marches with the Banda de Musica Instituto Nacional de El Salvador along Colorado Blvd. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Silly String
Spectator Trevor Vals, 8, is sprayed with silly string as he watches the parade. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
A young spectator grabs a snooze before the start of the parade. (Karen Tapia-Andersen / Los Angeles Times)
Rose Parade: Protesters
Protesters dressed as Vice President Dick Cheney, left, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and President Bush are part of the unofficial scene along the parade route. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Rose Parade: “Magic of Mardi Gras”
A carnival character rides “The Magic of Mardi Gras,” sponsored by FTD and built by Fiesta Parade Floats. The entry won the Tournament Special Trophy for exceptional merit in multiple categories, including floats over 55 feet. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Rose Parade: Dia de los Muertos
It was a case of death -- and life -- for this bicyclist from the Santa Fe Springs entry, which won the Extraordinaire Trophy for most spectacular float over 55 feet: The entry, “A Celebration of Life -- Dia de los Muertos,” was built by Fiesta Parade Floats. (Spencer Weiner)
Rose Parade: Saddlebreds
Kayla Wootens, in Native American-made regalia, rides with the Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
Rose Parade: Flower Power
Leslie Hulbert of Indio gets into the Rose Parade spirit, showing that not all the flowers ended up on floats. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)