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The Thanksgiving Day parade balloons have been inflating all day, and by now there are thousands of people up around the Natural History Museum checking them out. Some nice Gothamist readers have snapped some pictures-- check out Kathryn's photo set-- she even got one of Maybe Bloomberg in front of Clifford! Did anyone get a good shot of Dora the Explorer or Tom Otterness' balloon? Send us a link to your pix and we'll add them to this post-- or send your pictures to photos@gothamist.com and they'll appear on our contribute page.

And good news-- NY1 is still reporting that maximum wind gusts will be 20mph tomorrow-- below the 23mph cutoff that would keep the balloons on the ground.

More pix:
Paul Katcher has a nice gallery
Tien has some too
23hq has some pix
and macronin47 does also