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1 million to watch NYC ball drop to ring in 2011

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 beckoned as a welcome respite from the brutal weather that closed 2010. Th...


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