2019 Rose Parade
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2019 Rose Parade

“Service Rocks” was by the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee and included a towering crocodile.

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The UPS Store float, ‘Books Keep Us On Our Toes’ rolls past the spectators on Orange Grove Boulevard during the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena.

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The American Legion’s "Still Serving America” float was accompanied by fireworks as it made its way along Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena.

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An estimated 700,000 spectators, braving chilly and windy weather, line the streets of Pasadena to view the floats, marching bands and equestrian groups in the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena.

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The Cal Poly Universities float, “Far Out Frequencies," cruises past parade-goers.

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The genie is let out of the wine bottle on the Stella Rosa float. The figure’s brown hair was created from flaxseed. Flesh tones are a blend of crushed walnut shell, cornmeal and paprika spice, with green split peas for her eyes and rose petals for her lips.

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Artist <a href="https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-rose-parade-marshall-20181017-story.html” target="_blank">Chaka Khan, grand marshal,</a> performs at the 2019 parade.

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<a href="https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-rose-parade-2019-small-fire-disables-float-1546365888-htmlstory.html” target="_blank">A small fire disabled the float</a> from the Chinese American Heritage Foundation, temporarily halting the parade’s progress Tuesday morning. Crowds on Colorado Boulevard surround the marooned entry.

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Parade participants hold umbrellas during the 2019 RoseParade along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.

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The Flower Mound High School marching band performs during the 2019 RoseParade along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.

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The Northwestern Mutual float passes by during the 2019 Rose Parade along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.

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The 24 Hour Fitness float passes by during the 2019 Rose Parade along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.

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The Tournament of Roses royal court, with Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel, center, wave from their float. Siskel wrote about some of what made her a unique choice for the role in the Los Angeles Times: <a href="https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-siskel-rose-queen-20181231-story.html” target="_blank">"I am Jewish. I wear glasses. I am bisexual -- and I’m the Rose Queen"</a>

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The UPS Store’s float was titled, “Books Keep Us On Our Toes.”

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The Los Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Team, from Altadena, participates in the Rose Parade.

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Banda Municipal de Acosta performs along Orange Grove Boulevard  in Pasadena.

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Kool & the Gang were featured on the float by Stella Rosa.

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Representating L.A. was the Los Angeles Unified School District All District High School Honor Band.

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A performer from the China Airlines float “Rhythms of Taiwan.”

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The Goodyear blimp is seen in the skies above the Carnival Cruise Line float “Come Sail Away” -- which itself included a replica of the Carnival AirShip.

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Parade-goers filled Colorado Boulevard, mistakenly thinking the event had ended, after a <a href="https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-rose-parade-2019-small-fire-disables-float-1546365888-htmlstory.html” target="_blank">float malfunctioned and jammed parade traffic</a>.

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<a href="https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-siskel-rose-queen-20181231-story.html” target="_blank">Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel</a> presides over the 2019 Rose Parade.

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Performers on the China Airlines float entertain the crowd at the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena.

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The Alabama State marching band performs; drums show the theme of this year’s Rose Parade.

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Parade fans stand on the roofs of buildings along the Pasadena parade route to get a better view of the proceedings.

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A century of the American Legion is celebrated with the organization’s float at the 130th parade  in Pasadena.

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Georgia Wolfe, left, and Jana Hinojosa show their Washington Huskies pride while taking in the Rose Parade. Hinojosa said she was born during the Rose Bowl in 1960 when the Huskies defeated Wisconsin.

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Cal Poly Universities’ “Far Out Frequencies” includes astronauts and aliens.

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Viewing the 130th Rose Parade from a balcony along Colorado Boulevard.

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Parade-goers lined the 5.5-mile route Tuesday morning in Pasadena.

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Donate Life’s entry in the 2019 Rose Parade, “Rhythm of the Heart,” won the Judges Trophy, for “most outstanding float design and dramatic impact.”

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Kaiser Permanente’s Rose Parade entry, “Music Moves Us,” rolls down Colorado Boulevard. The theme for this year’s parade was “The Melody of Life." 

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A B-2 stealth bomber does a parade fly-over while the Goodyear blimp floats by during the New Year’s Day parade.

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Kathleen Welo and Andrew Welo were in town from Colorado to see Ohio State play at the Rose Bowl and kicked off their day with the Rose Parade.

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It was a multiple-blanket morning along the 2019 Rose Parade route. 

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Christopher Salut bundles up with his dog, Tabitha, on the parade route.

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In the early-morning hours of New Year’s Day, 2019 Rose Parade fans line up along Colorado Boulevard at Marengo Avenue in Pasadena.

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The Stella Rosa entry is completed Saturday in Irwindale. “Taste the Magic" featured longtime music group Kool & the Gang at Tuesday’s Rose Parade.

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Overnight campers keep warm with the help of a small fire in their staked-out spot on Colorado Boulevard. Rose Parade fans faced a chilly night, with <a href="https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-new-years-wind-20181231-story.html">temperatures expected to be in the 30s</a>. 

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Jennifer Callamaras and daughter Kailley Callamaras of San Diego spent Saturday working on the UPS Store’s “Books Keep Us on Our Toes” float, which was being built at Fiesta Parade Floats in Irwindale.

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Marcello Lopez, of Bell, spends New Year’s Eve 2018 bundled up in his chair on Colorado Boulevard.

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Tara Riddick, of Phelan, decorates a parrot for Dole Packaged Foods' "Rhythm of Paradise” float at Fiesta Parade Floats in Irwindale on Saturday.

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Workers get the Easterseals float ready for the main event. The organization has said the float will celebrate its 100th anniversary of helping the disabled.

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A crew of workers adds finishing touches to Carnival Cruise Line’s “Come Sail Away” float at the float-building facility in Irwindale on Saturday.

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Kristiana Budke, 16, of Santa Barbara, center, and Jeri Ratcliff of El Dorado, Ark., help with Donate Life’s float, titled “Rhythm of the Heart,” at Fiesta Parade Floats in Irwindale on Saturday.

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A young woman works on the Carnival Cruise Line’s “Come Sail Away” float at Fiesta Parade Floats in Irwindale on Saturday.

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Kat Anderson takes a break from applying rye grass seeds to a brown bear figure that is part of the float titled “Play, Rest, Repeat,” sponsored by the city of Big Bear Lake, under construction Saturday at Fiesta Parade Floats in Irwindale. 

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Tammi Loveland, of Temple City, adheres dendrobium orchids to Dole Packaged Foods' "Rhythm of Paradise” float at Fiesta Parade Floats in Irwindale on Saturday.

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Dole Packaged Foods’ float is under construction at Fiesta Parade Floats in Irwindale on Saturday, hinting at the finished product, which on Tuesday won the Wrigley Legacy award for “most outstanding display of floral presentation, float design and entertainment." 

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Sahana Sri, left, gets a high five while helping to create Easterseals’ float.

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Cousins Indiana Langford, 14, of San Diego, and Loralei Langford, 12, of Sacramento, are part of the crew working on “Books Keep Us On Our Toes” in Irwindale on Saturday.

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Darrell Fan, of Glendora, uses a sponge for detail work on the lion-themed float sponsored by Lions Club International, under construction in Irwindale.

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Annie Zhao, a student at Schurr High School in Montebello, works with classmates in applying yellow strawflowers to the Farmers Insurance float titled, “A Carousel Of Experience.”

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Pampas grass is used to create the fur for a short-haired dog as Margaret Nix, right, and other volunteers work on the Farmers Insurance float, “A Carousel of Experience,” at Phoenix Decorating Co.

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Orange crush roses and purple moonstruck carnations are part of the flowers used to decorate the floats under construction for the 2019 Rose Parade at Fiesta Parade Floats in Irwindale.

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Marlene Perez, left, and Kassadey Delgado glue carnations into position on the Rose Parade Closing Unit float sponsored by Wells Fargo, under construction at Phoenix Decorating Company in Irwindale.

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The Stella Rosa float, left, and the Dole float as they are under construction at the Fiesta Parade Floats facility in Irwindale.

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A daughter and her mom get direction on where to apply silver leaf to the propeller section of the ship-themed float “Ride Captain Ride,” sponsored by Trader Joe’s and under construction Saturday at Phoenix Decorating Co. in Irwindale.

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Joshua Lopez, left, Johnny Cruz and, at bottom, Jonathan Naples work on a crocodile-themed float titled “Service Rocks,” sponsored by Rotary International. The float is under construction at Phoenix Decorating Co. in Irwindale. 

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A worker at Rosemont Pavilion fills a vial with water. The vials help keep flowers fresh until they are placed on Rose Parade floats in the final days of decorating.

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