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Revelers cheer in Times Square as New Year's Eve ball drops

ROUGH CUT. (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: In New York, people from all across the world gathered in Times Square for the annual New Year's Eve street party. Nearly a million people were on hand to watch singers Miley Cyrus and Melissa Etheridge and hip-hop artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The dropping of the 11,875-pound, crystal-encrusted ball marked the start of the New Year on Wednesday (January 1). The illuminated, crystal-covered ball began its descent at 11:59 a.m. ET and dropped 70 feet in 60 seconds. The first version of the ball in Times Square descended in 1907 from a flagpole. People filled pens in the centre of Times Square hours before the end of 2013, as the temperature dipped below freezing point around midnight. Tons of confetti was released from the rooftops of surrounding buildings in Times Square.

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