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Canadian visitors Emily Partida, from left, Becky Benson and Christina Benson try to stay warm before the start of the 2013 Rose Parade in Pasadena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

A youngster sleeps curbside hours before the start of the 2013 Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Lidia Barrera is bundled up against the early morning chill waiting for the 2013 Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The Times

Kevin Logan, left, with mom Cherease Logan and other family members get settled in with heaters and blankets for overnight camping on Monday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Gilbert De Los Santos keeps warm with his dog Umi, a Maltese mix, on the parade route Monday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Pedestrian and campers gather on the Rose Parade route on Colorado Boulevard on Monday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Makani Ash and Ciarra Garcia are bundled up on the parade route in front of a restaurant Monday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Natalie Iniguez and Ileana Chavez read and play on their electronic devices at their curbside spots along Colorado Blvd where they will watch the Rose Parade with their family.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Cousins Aazalet Danage and Keiara Douglas from Norwalk share umbrellas at their curbside spots along Colorado Blvd where they will watch the Rose Parade with their family, but first they will have to put up with the cold overnight temperatures.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A technician gets the sound system ready on the Farmers Insurance float at the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Rose Palace on the day before the big parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Keelee OBerry and Barb Lewis brace for a cold night with their favorite warm hats along Colorado Blvd where they will watch the Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Spectators snap pictures of completed floats at the Pasadena Tournament Of Roses Rose Palace on the day before the parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Spectators snap pictures of completed floats at the Pasadena Tournament Of Roses Rose Palace on the day before the big parade on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Creative director of Paradiso Parade Floats Charles Meier (center) works on his float at the Rose Bowl on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the Times

Volunteers Synthia Martinez (right) and her mother Marisol Mendoza (below) help with the City of San Gabriel float at the Rose Bowl on Sunday

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the Times

Cindy Aronberg of Santa Monica and her children Kate and Leo watch as flowers are placed for the City of San Gabriel float at the Rose Bowl on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the Times

Emily Chavarria places yellow mums on American Honda's "Follow Your Dreams" float at the Phoenix Decorating Company in Pasadena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Visitors take pictures and view floats under construction at the Rosemont Pavilion of the Phoenix Decorating Company in Pasadena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Crushed flowers snow down on Priscilla Ramos' face as she glues the dried petals to an angel's wings Friday morning in Pasadena. The trumpeting angels are part of the Farmers Insurance float titled "The Love Float."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Janet Lopez glues crushed dried flower petals to the giant leaves on The Nurses Float in Pasadena. The float, "A Healing Place," will be part of Tuesday's 124th Rose Parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

The feet of Sophia Mahfouz, left, and Isaac Cabrera dangle over scaffolding as they work on Western Asset's "A World United" float at the Phoenix Decorating Company in Pasadena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Adrianna Schuster of Thousand Oaks puts seaweed on the outside of a giant tractor tire on RFD TV's "Classic Tractor Fever!" float at the Rosemont Pavilion in Pasadena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

David Burney of Milwaukee applies straw flowers to RFD TV's "Classic Tractor Fever!" float at the Rosemont Paviion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

The "Freedom Is Not Free" float from the Department of Defense commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Korean War and highlights Korean War veterans.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Annette Mach glues crushed dried flower petals to the giant leaves on The Nurses Float, "A Healing Place," at the Phoenix Decorating Company in Pasadena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Simon Chau, 16, adds powdered parsley to Western Asset's "A World United" float at the Rosemont Pavilion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Rex Eggleton of St. Albans, W. Va., helps decorate the "Freedom Is Not Free" float from the Department of Defense.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

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