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JASON DEAREN Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hordes clad in orange and black will flood San Francisco streets for a Halloween ticker-tape parade celebrating the 2012 World Series champion Giants.

Since this year's victory parade coincides with the holiday, costumed masses are expected to bring an even more festive feel to what city officials stress will be a family-friendly, alcohol-free event.

This year's parade route is different than it was during the previous World Series party in 2010, when a vehicle carrying the "Say Hey Kid" Willie Mays led players and coaches in open-air buses designed to look like cable cars.

The 2012 edition will begin at the foot of Market Street near San Francisco Bay and cover about 1½ miles to City Hall, where the team and officials will address the throngs.

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