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Ringing in 2013: New Year's Eve in New York

Revelers gather on Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City, where as many as a million people are expected to celebrate New Year's by viewing the traditional drop of a giant crystal ball -- and a billion more watching on TV around the world. With just a few hours to go before 2013, huge crowds assembled under the Manhattan neighborhood's famous neon advertising hoardings.EMMANUEL DUNAND, AFPGetty Images