Times Square Masses Ring in 2010

Stars and tourists collide in midtown to welcome the new year.

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Celebrities performed and crowds amassed in Times Square to ring in 2010.
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Freddy's got his lucky four-leaf clover pot and he's not afraid to use it to wish everyone a happy 2010.
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J Lo is wowed by the crowd as she celebrates onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
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Look familiar? Revelers recreate the famous Times Square kiss to usher in the new year.
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The reveler stripped to welcome the new year.
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Fireworks weren't the only thing lighting up Times Square. In an oxymoronic move, these girls went with bright shades.
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Glasses, hat and balloons - check! Party goers celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square.
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Some members of the crowd waited quietly, reverentially for the new year to arrive.
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Crowds eagerly awaited the new millenium.
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New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg gets a little help from his friends as he counts down to the New Year's Eve ball drop.
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Fireworks go off to usher in 2010.
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Lovebirds rejoice with a kiss as the ball drops in Times Square.
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Cold, but happy, this woman is ready for 2010.
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Eager Eve celebrators rocked more colorful glasses in the middle of Times Square.
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The Times Square marquee told the millions of visitors they would see a performance from Jennifer Lopez.
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Host Ryan Seacrest and Jennifer Lopez pose onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2010.
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A girl wears "2010" glasses in Times Square on December 31, 2009 in New York City. Security is tight amid preparations for the annual New Years Eve ball drop.
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New York City police officer Quinn keeps an eye on the crowd as the festivities begin.
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Chris Daughtry performs during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
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Ryan Seacrest interviews musician Chris Daughtry after his performance on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2010.
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Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo, co-hosts of the NIVEA Kiss Platform, pose in Times Square on New Year's Eve where they rang in 2010 as a year of "Love, Hugs and Kisses."
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The crowd gets festive with NIVEA accessories and products at Times Square.
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Police officers keep watch over the crowd.
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Seacrest mingles with the masses.
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Jennifer Lopez looks up as a light rain falls as she rehearses on the Nivea Countdown Stage on Times Square in New York Thursday, Dec. 31.
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Jay-Z and Rihanna performed "Umbrella" and "Run This Town" in a pre-recorded performance at Rockefeller Center.
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Rihanna performed at Rockefeller Center.
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Dick Clark and wife Kari Clark pose onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2010 in Times Square.
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Dick Clark kisses his wife Kari to ring in the new year.
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The crystal-paned 2010 ball is raised above Times Square Dec. 31.
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