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More Than A Million People Welcome 2016 In Times Square

By Laila Kearney

NEW YORK, Jan 1 (Reuters) – More than a million people in New York’s Times Square hailed the arrival of 2016 early Friday with kisses, cheers and a measure of relief as America’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration unfolded without a hitch under a blanket of unprecedented security.

The transition to the new year was marked by the descent of the traditional lighted crystal ball from atop a skyscraper amid fireworks and showers of confetti at the center of the famed Manhattan crossroads, the climax of an annual rite of winter dating back to 1904.

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Source : HuffingtonPost.Com