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Volunteer Kerry Barker, from Glendora, Calif., left, works on the RFD TV's "One Nation" float for the 122nd Tournament of Roses Parade at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
The judging is about to begin for entries in the 122nd Tournament of Roses Parade.
Decorators have just a few hours left to finish their floats. Themed "Building Dreams, Friendships and Memories," the annual procession will include 46 floats, 22 marching bands and 22 equestrian units from around the world.
Official judging begins at 10:30 a.m. There's also an award for viewer's choice.
A 55-foot-long float dedicated to the 40th president features a 26-foot- high bald eagle and 11 black-and-white photographs of Reagan, which will be decorated with onion seeds, poppy seeds and crushed sweet rice.
The front of the 9/11 float honors victims of the hijacked United 93 flight, the middle remembers the Pentagon and the rear depicts New York City. The float will be lined with roses, each with a different 9/11 victim's name on it. A fire hydrant found in the Ground Zero rubble will also be included on the float.
Another float honors the 88-year history of the Rose Bowl Stadium, which is set to undergo renovations next year. The 55-foot-long float is a flower- decorated reproduction of the world-famous stadium and includes sculptural representations of a soaring blimp, stealth B2 bomber, jet plane fly-by and descending skydiver.