The 2013 Parade of Roses

The 124th annual Parade of Roses marched through Pasadena, California, on New Year's Day. Take a look at the gorgeous floral-covered floats, and see which ones won prizes.

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The 2013 Rose Queen Queen Vanessa Manjarrez rides a float in the 124th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Click to see more gorgeous Rose Parade floats.
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The Dole float "Dreaming of Paradise," winner of the top prize, the Sweepstakes trophy for the most beautiful entry, makes its way in the 124th Rose Parade.
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The Dole float, "Dreaming of Paradise," belches fire and smoke, and is covered in thousands of flowers.
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The "Cycling Through Paradise" float from China Airlines, winner of the International trophy for the most beautiful entry from outside the United States, appears in the 124th Rose Parade.
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A woman waves from the "Cycling Through Paradise" float by China Airlines, winner of the International trophy for the most beautiful entry from outside the United States.
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A member of the Stanford University Marching Band wears a Wisconsin Cheese head hat while performing in the 124th Rose Parade.
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A flying penguin, part of the float "Tuxedo Air," build by Cal Poly Universities, winner of the Bob Hope trophy for the most comical and amusing entry, appears in the 124th Rose Parade.
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The 2013 Rose Queen and Court are seen in the 124th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Queen Vanessa Manjarrez is at top center, with princesses, clockwise from top right, Nicole Nelam, Sonia Shenoi, Madison Teodo, Victoria MacGregor, Tracy Cuesta and Kate Benuska.
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The University of Wisconsin Marching Band performs in the 124th Rose Parade.
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The float "Freedom Is Not Free," sponsored by the Korean War Commemoration Committee, appears in the 124th Rose Parade.
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The La Canada Flintridge float "Dino-Soar," winner of the Animation trophy for the best display of animation, makes its way in the 124th Rose Parade.
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Recording artist Coco Jones performs during the 124th annual Rose Parade.
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Imperial Sir Al Madsen rides on the Shriners Float in the 124th annual Rose Parade.
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The Shriners Hospital float participates in the 124th annual Rose Parade.
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Tournament of Roses Association President Sally Bixby opens the 124th annual Rose Parade themed "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" on January 1, 2013 in Pasadena, California.
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Grand Marshal Jane Goodall waves as she passes by during the 124th annual Rose Parade.
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The Dr. Seuss themed Kaiser Permanente float participates in the 124th annual Rose Parade themed "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"
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Volunteer David Burney from Milwaukee helps put the finishing touches on the RDF-TV rose float. The float took home the Tournament Special award for Exceptional Merit in Multiple Classifications.
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The Rose Parade float "Freedom Is Not Free" by the Korean War Commemoration Committee is seen in Pasadena during the final judging of floats prior to the kick off of the 124th Rose Parade on New Year's Day. The Defense Department for the first time put a float in Pasadena's Tournament of Roses, one of the most watched parades, to commemorate the veterans.
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Jane Goodall, the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, looks over flowers in Pasadena, Calif., Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Goodall will be the Grand Marshall of the 2013 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. New Year's Day.
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Paul Donell applies flowers to Honda's "Follow Your Dreams" Rose Parade float, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Pasadena, Calif.
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Workers prepare Honda's "Follow Your Dreams" Rose Parade float, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Pasadena, Calif.
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Flowers are lined up before being applied to Honda's "Follow Your Dreams" Rose Parade float.
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Korean War veteran James McEachin, 82, poses in front of the Rose Parade float "Freedom Is Not Free" by the Korean War Commemoration Committee, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Pasadena, Calif.
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A volunteer moves flowers from a tent into a warehouse where Rose Parade floats are being built, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Pasadena, Calif.
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