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A woman stops to ask directions from a heavily armed counterterrorism officer, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Times Square in New York. Police say they are up to the task of protecting the huge crowds that are expected to gather in and around Times Square for New York City's massive New Year's Eve celebration. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Tourists Isabella Zuniga, left, and Kalid Magana of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, share an intimate moment while visiting Times Square, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in New York. Police say they are up to the task of protecting the huge crowds that are expected to fill Times Square for New York City's massive New Year's Eve celebration. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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A line of police cars are parked along a street in Times Square, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in New York. Police say they are up to the task of protecting the huge crowds that will gather in and around Times Square for New York City's massive New Year's Eve celebration. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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A pedestrian asks directions from two heavily armed counterterrorism officers stationed in Times Square, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in New York. Police say they are up to the challenge of protecting the huge crowds expected to gather in and around Times Square to ring in the New Year. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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People pass the stage that will be used to push a button to lower a giant 2017 sign for New York City's New Year's Eve celebration as they hurry through Times Square, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in New York. Police say they are up to the task of protecting the huge crowds that gather in and around Times Square for the event. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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A heavily armed counterterrorism officer takes shelter beneath an overhang above a store in Times Square, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in New York. The city's police are once again saying they are up to the task of protecting the huge crowds that are expected to gather in and around Times Square for New York City's massive New Year's Eve celebration. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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A row of New York City police cars is parked along a street in Times Square, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in New York. The department is once again saying it is up to protecting the huge crowds that will gather in and around Times Square for New York City's massive New Year's Eve celebration. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Members of the media looks on as workmen put the last few crystals on to a panel of the New Year's Eve ball in Times Square, in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. The dropping of the ball has been a tradition in Times Square since 1907. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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The New Year's Eve ball rests at the top of a building overlooking Times Square, in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. The dropping of the ball has been a tradition in Times Square since 1907. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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The New Year's Eve ball rests at the top of a building overlooking Times Square, in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. The dropping of the ball has been a tradition in Times Square since 1907. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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New York city police officers armed with heavy weapons pause for a break in between patrolling Times Square on New Year's Eve in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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A New York City cop stands watch in Times Square. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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A visitor to Times Square poses for photos with iconic costumed characters, Monday, July 28, 2014, in New York. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he believes the people wearing character costumes in Times Square should be licensed and regulated. (AP Photo/Rachelle Blidner)

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** FILE ** This undated photo added on April 18, 2013, to the VK page of Dias Kadyrbayev shows, from left, Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, from Kazakhstan, with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Times Square in New York. (AP Photo/VK)

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An Arlington, Virginia, yoga studio has come under fire for offering a 9/11 "promotion." (AP Photo/Richard Drew) ** FILE **

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The New York Police Department assigned thousands of extra patrols to Times Square last year on New Year’s Eve to control the crowd and watch for any signs of trouble. The same treatment is expected Monday, as security in the tourist haven is an NYPD focus point in the post-9/11 world. (Associated Press)