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The crowd packs New York's Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the Marriott Marquis hotel, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Photo by: Mary Altaffer
The crowd packs New York's Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the Marriott Marquis hotel, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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