Annual Ball Drop in Times Square

The annual ball drop attracted hundreds of thousands of partiers to Times Square, as musicians such as Ke$ha and Taylor Swift treated the crowd to a show.

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: Fireworks explode at the stroke of midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York City.
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The "13" for the ball drop is placed earlier in December.
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Jackie Soto, right, and Nicole Soto, of Cherry Hill, N.J. dance during one of the musical performances at the Times Square New Year's celebration Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MTV - Ke$ha performs during "MTV's Club NYE 2013" at the MTV Times Square Studios on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in New York.(Photo by Scott Gries/Invision for MTV/AP Images)
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Taylor Swift performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrates with the Radio City Rockettes in Times Square.
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg dances with the Radio City Rockettes in Times Square during New Year's celebrations on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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Psy performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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Confetti and other items from the New Year's festivities litters the street in Times Square early Tuesday morning.
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