Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

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The Christmas parade was held on Broad Street in Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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From right, Danielle Bess, Earlene Bess, and Alyla and Isaiah Santos wave during the Christmas parade on Broad Street in Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Deirdre Stuckey holds her 5-year-old son, Jeremy, on her shoulders to wave to Santa Claus during the Christmas parade on Broad Street in Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Arica Batchelor watches the fireworks show with her 6-year-old daughter, Bailey (right), and 4-year-old son, Manu, as Kacie Kelly (left) points out the fireworks to her 3-year-old son, Ayden Enriquez, after the Christmas tree was lit on the Augusta Common on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A fireworks show was held after the Christmas tree was lit on the Augusta Common on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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From left, Imari Ford, 8, Markiya Holliday, 8, and Janiya Lee, 9, wave as the Christmas parade passes on Broad Street in Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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The Christmas parade was held on Broad Street in Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sterling Starks holds 2-year-old Ahyannah Starks with Larae McRae (left) as Ahyannah receives some candy during the Christmas parade on Broad Street in Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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The Garden City Panthers marching unit performs during the Christmas parade on Broad Street in Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Five-year-old Malachi Brooks smiles as he has his photo taken with Santa Claus during the family fun event on the Augusta Common after the Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Five-year-old Malachi Brooks scratches his head as Santa Claus asks what he wants for Christmas during the family fun event on the Augusta Common after the Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Six-year-old Keayzia McKenzie (right) sprinkles glitter at an arts and crafts table during the family fun event on the Augusta Common after the Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Dancers from the Cutno Dance Studio rehearse before their performance during the family fun event on the Augusta Common after the Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Kimora Johnson, 3, colors a Christmas card during the family fun event on the Augusta Common after the Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Five-year-old Jeremy Stuckey (right) waves to Santa Claus during the Christmas parade on Broad Street in Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Children are photographed with Santa Claus during a family fun event on the Augusta Common after the Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Kaliyah Johnson, 6, colors a Christmas card during the family fun event on the Augusta Common after the Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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A fireworks show was held after the Christmas tree was lit on the Augusta Common on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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The Miss Augusta Christmas Fantasy Parade and Christmas Light-Up Spectacular officially kicked off the holiday season in downtown Augusta on Saturday. Read the full story here.

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