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The Lantern Parade shines light on the Atlanta Beltline

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A robot and his green, glowing army march as a group down the Beltline.

A robot and his green, glowing army march as a group down the Beltline.

Hope Nathanson

Hope Nathanson

A robot and his green, glowing army march as a group down the Beltline.

Hope Nathanson, Writer

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The Beltline comes to life on Sept. 9 as the largest temporary art exhibit in the south shines a new light on Atlanta. The Atlanta Lantern Parade every year since 2010 on the weekend after Labor Day . Last year, over 60,000 people marched with their creative, glowing lanterns- far more than its original 1,200 marchers in 2010. Lantern making workshops have been help by Lantern Parade hosts, Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, in preparation for the parade. With spectators and participants enjoying the first hints of fall, this Atlanta tradition draws crowds from all around the city.

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A robot and his green, glowing army march as a group down the Beltline.

Jack Palaian
Lanterns can range from 20 foot tall lanterns to a simple lanterns resembling a jellyfish

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The parade and its hundreds of lanterns stretch for miles down the Beltline

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Some parade goers them their lanterns with films and other media. Wilson from Castaway makes an appearance on a simple white lantern

Jack Palaian
All Atlantans, young and old, bring their creative spirit to the Lantern Parade

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