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Countdown to 2012 in Times Square

Heavily armed police officers stand guard during the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) <span class=meta>(AP Photo/ Mary Altaffer)</span>
January 1, 2012 6:38:59 AM PST