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New York's Thanksgiving parade expected to draw huge crowd despite security jitters

Floats gather on Central Park West prior to start of the 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Kylie Gumpert NEW YORK (Reuters) - Onlookers crowded Manhattan sidewalks and rooftops on Thursday to glimpse the marching bands, floats and massive balloons of Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, held under tight security two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris. New York officials said about 3.5 million spectators would turn out for the city's signature parade, in its 89th year. Jacqueline Williams, 52, of Atlanta, said the Nov. 13 Paris attacks in which 130 died were in the back of her mind as she attended the parade for the first time.

Adele announces first tour in five years for new album '25'

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, singer Adele arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Adele's new album "25" has sold more than 2.3 million copies in the United States during its first three days on the market, a stunning number for a music industry that has seen sales steadily fall in the digital era. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)LONDON (AP) — Adele has announced her first tour since 2011, with a string of European dates in support of her record-breaking new album, "25."

Broad smiles and enduring spirit at Holocaust survivors' beauty contest

Rita Berkowitz, a Holocaust survivor and winner of a beauty contest for survivors of the Nazi genocide, waves on a stage, in the northern Israeli city of HaifaBy Amir Cohen HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) - To the strains of Madonna's "Vogue", the 13 women with a combined age of about 1,050 strutted down the runway cautiously, hindered only slightly by walking sticks and the odd dodgy hip. The third annual Holocaust survivors' beauty pageant, honoring women who lived through the concentration camps and death marches of Nazi Germany, was held in the city of Haifa this week with hundreds of relatives turning out in support. "Many of them were children, teenagers or young adults during the Holocaust," said Jurgen Buhler, the German director of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, a sponsor.

Obama on Thanksgiving urges generosity to Syrian refugees

Migrants walk after crossing the border from Greece into Macedonia, near GevgelijaPresident Barack Obama urged Americans to show generosity to Syrian refugees in his Thanksgiving message on Thursday, reminding them that the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 were themselves fleeing persecution. "Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims – men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families," Obama said in his address. Obama's plan to accept 10,000 refugees from Syria became a lightning rod for political criticism after attacks, claimed by Islamic State militants, killed 130 people in Paris two weeks ago.

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