New Year’s Eve in New York City

Officials estimate over a million people gathered around Times Square to watch the ball drop and ring in 2012. Those who waited for hours enjoyed warmer-than-usual weather and some midnight kisses from surprise people.

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Lady Gaga and Mayor Michael Bloomberg kiss during the 2012 New Year's Eve celebration, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Workman begin the task of cleaning up after thousands of revelers gathered in New York's Times Square to celebrate the ball drop at the annual New Years Eve celebration on December 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Thousands of revelers gather in Times Square to celebrate the ball drop at the annual New Years Eve celebration on December 31, 2011.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, Diana Taylor and Georgina Bloomberg appear on stage during the ball drop ceremony in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration.
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Revelers gather together as thousands gather in Times Square to celebrate the ball drop at the annual New Years Eve celebration on December 31, 2011.
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A kiss at midnight.
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