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  • Millions gather worldwide to ring in 2011

    BETH FOUHY Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Revelers smooched and cheered the famous ball drop in New York's Times Square as the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the U.S. ushered in 2011. Most tried to set aside concerns about the worldwide economic downturn as partiers from New Zealand to Asia to Europe toasted to hopes of a more prosperous year to come. In New York, a sea of people stretching for blocks braved tight security and cool temperatures Friday night to take part in the storied Times Square New Year's celebration, first begun in 1904. C...

  • 1 million to watch NYC ball drop to ring in 2011

    BETH FOUHY Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) — Still digging out from a debilitating blizzard, New York was poised to welcome nearly a million visitors to Times Square on Friday for the country's largest annual New Year's Eve celebration. Nationwide, revelers set aside concerns about the winter weather and even potential terrorist threats to ring in 2011 at large and small gatherings. From California, where waterlogged residents have contended with record winter rainfall, to the snowbound states along the Eastern seaboard, New Year's Eve celebrations b...