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    Posted January 1, 2013 by
    Pasadena, California
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    Another beautiful Tournament of Roses Parade


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     LloydBrown previously photographed teams at Fiesta Parade Floats building entries for the Tournament of Roses Parade and he finally got to see the floats in action yesterday in Pasadena, California. 'It is a nice parade; some floats are more meaningful than others, while some are there for pure entertainment value. I was impressed with the end result of the floats, especially those I had watched the progress of over the previous month,' he said.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    The City of Pasadena, CA hosted the 124th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade this morning and the crowds were not going to let a little chilly weather keep them away.


    This was my second time attending the Rose Parade and I think it was a lot more crowded this year than last. Maybe I just had better seats last year.


    Many of you saw my iReport on the building of floats at Fiesta Parade Floats (http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-902338) or my article on the Cal Poly Universities entry (http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-904493) so I picked 10 of those floats to show here. I took 1,600 photos, so it will take a few hours to get them ready. You will be able to find them at http://www.gotbaddog.com/?s=%22tournament+of+roses%22/


    The floats shown are as follows:


    City of Torrance - Oh, the Places You'll Go!

    Sweepstakes Trophy for most beautiful entry - Dole: "Dreaming of Paradise"

    Theme Trophy for best presentation of the Rose Parade theme - Kaiser Permanente: "Oh, The Healthy Things You Can Do!"

    Rose Queen and Princesses

    Crown City Innovation Trophy for best use of imagination and innovation to advance the art of float design - Miracle-Gro: "Everyone Grows!"

    The Nurses' Float - A Healing Place

    Past Presidents' Trophy for most creative use of floral and nonfloral materials - Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Foods: "Canines with Courage'"

    President's Trophy for most effective use and presentation of flowers - Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economies, Republic of Indonesia: "Wonderful Indonesia"

    Queen's Trophy for best use of roses - AIDS Healthcare Foundation: "The Global Face of AIDS''

    Bob Hope Humor Trophy for most comical and amusing -- Cal Poly Universities: "Tuxedo Air"

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