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Farewell 2011
  • Thousands of people gather during the welcoming ceremony of the New Year at the Bosingak pavilion in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin man, Pool)
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    Thousands of people gather during the welcoming ceremony of the New Year at the Bosingak pavilion in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin man, Pool)

  • Revellers celebrate the New Year celebrations in Hong Kong's Times Square Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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    Revellers celebrate the New Year celebrations in Hong Kong's Times Square Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

  • Revellers smile during the New Year celebrations in Hong Kong's Times Square Sunday, Jan 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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    Revellers smile during the New Year celebrations in Hong Kong's Times Square Sunday, Jan 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

  • Fireworks burst over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, center, and the Opera House, right, during New Year's celebrations in Australia, Sydney, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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    Fireworks burst over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, center, and the Opera House, right, during New Year's celebrations in Australia, Sydney, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

  • Fireworks burst over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, left, and the Opera House, right, during New Year's celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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    Fireworks burst over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, left, and the Opera House, right, during New Year's celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

  • Fireworks burst over the Sydney Opera House, rigfht, as New Year's celebrations begin in Sydney, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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    Fireworks burst over the Sydney Opera House, rigfht, as New Year's celebrations begin in Sydney, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

  • In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, female impersonator Gary Marion, as Sushi, dangles high above New Year's Eve revelers in a giant reproduction of a woman's high heel at the Bourbon Street Pub complex, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Key West, Fla. The Red Shoe Drop is a Key West tradition to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)
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    In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, female impersonator Gary Marion, as Sushi, dangles high above New Year's Eve revelers in a giant reproduction of a woman's high heel at the Bourbon Street Pub complex, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Key West, Fla. The Red Shoe Drop is a Key West tradition to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)

  • Lady Gaga performs onstage during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the balcony of the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York's Times Square, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Lady Gaga and Mayor Michael Bloomberg led the crowd in the final minute countdown of the famed crystal paneled ball drop. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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    Lady Gaga performs onstage during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the balcony of the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York's Times Square, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Lady Gaga and Mayor Michael Bloomberg led the crowd in the final minute countdown of the famed crystal paneled ball drop. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • Motorcyclist Robbie Maddison and snowmobiler Levi LaVallee jump over a water gap as part of the Red Bull New Year. No Limits series, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in San Diego. LaVallee jumped 412 feet and Maddison jumped 378 feet on the jump. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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    Motorcyclist Robbie Maddison and snowmobiler Levi LaVallee jump over a water gap as part of the Red Bull New Year. No Limits series, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in San Diego. LaVallee jumped 412 feet and Maddison jumped 378 feet on the jump. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Confetti flies over New York's Times Square as the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the balcony of the Marriott Marquis hotel, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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    Confetti flies over New York's Times Square as the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the balcony of the Marriott Marquis hotel, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • Lady Gaga performs during the New Year's Eve celebration at Times Square, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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    Lady Gaga performs during the New Year's Eve celebration at Times Square, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Justin Bieber performs in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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    Justin Bieber performs in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

  • Justin Bieber performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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    Justin Bieber performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

  • In this photo released by the Office of the President, Taiwan President Ma Ying jeou, second from right, and First Lady Chow Mei ching, second from left, wave national flags to the wellwishers during the flag raising ceremony of the new year's day in front of the office of the president in Taipei, Taiwan Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Office of the President)
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    In this photo released by the Office of the President, Taiwan President Ma Ying jeou, second from right, and First Lady Chow Mei ching, second from left, wave national flags to the wellwishers during the flag raising ceremony of the new year's day in front of the office of the president in Taipei, Taiwan Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Office of the President)

  • In this Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 photo, Chinese use lights to draw a 2012 sign at a bund as they celebrate New Year in Shanghai, China. (AP Photo)
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    In this Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 photo, Chinese use lights to draw a 2012 sign at a bund as they celebrate New Year in Shanghai, China. (AP Photo)

  • The river front promenade called 'the Bund, one of the most popular tourist destinations in town, is illuminated to celebrate the New Year on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2012 in Shanghai, China. (AP Photo)
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    The river front promenade called 'the Bund, one of the most popular tourist destinations in town, is illuminated to celebrate the New Year on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2012 in Shanghai, China. (AP Photo)

  • Fireworks explode over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcos Arcoverde)
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    Fireworks explode over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcos Arcoverde)

  • Fireworks explode over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcos Arcoverde)
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    Fireworks explode over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcos Arcoverde)

  • Pluto, left, and Donald Duck acknowledge the visitors and guests during the annual new year's Disney characters' parade at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, near Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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    Pluto, left, and Donald Duck acknowledge the visitors and guests during the annual new year's Disney characters' parade at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, near Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

  • Japanese kimono clad Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse wave to visitors and guests during the annual new year's Disney characters' parade at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, near Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Accompanied by the characters at left is Eriko Yokota, the ambassador of Tokyo Disney Resort. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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    Japanese kimono clad Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse wave to visitors and guests during the annual new year's Disney characters' parade at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, near Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Accompanied by the characters at left is Eriko Yokota, the ambassador of Tokyo Disney Resort. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

  • Protestors from the 15 M movement gather during the New Year's celebrations in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. A poster reads 2012 Happy New World. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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    Protestors from the 15 M movement gather during the New Year's celebrations in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. A poster reads 2012 Happy New World. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

  • People gather for New Year's celebrations in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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    People gather for New Year's celebrations in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

  • 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)
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    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)

  • A Buddhist monk walks past Thais prior to a morning alms offerings, part of New Year's celebrations, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
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    A Buddhist monk walks past Thais prior to a morning alms offerings, part of New Year's celebrations, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

  • Buddhist monks take up alms from Thais during a morning alms offerings, part of New Year's celebrations, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
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    Buddhist monks take up alms from Thais during a morning alms offerings, part of New Year's celebrations, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

  • Fireworks explode in the sky over Bucharest, Romania, at midnight, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, during street celebrations of the new year. Large crowds gathered downtown Romania's capital taking advantage of the dry weather to attend the celebrations.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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    Fireworks explode in the sky over Bucharest, Romania, at midnight, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, during street celebrations of the new year. Large crowds gathered downtown Romania's capital taking advantage of the dry weather to attend the celebrations.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

  • Fireworks explode over the Houses of Parliament, including St Stephen's Tower which holds the bell known as Big Ben as London celebrates the arrival of New Years Day Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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    Fireworks explode over the Houses of Parliament, including St Stephen's Tower which holds the bell known as Big Ben as London celebrates the arrival of New Years Day Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Fireworks explode over the Houses of Parliament, including St Stephen's Tower which holds the bell known as Big Ben as London celebrates the arrival of New Years Day Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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    Fireworks explode over the Houses of Parliament, including St Stephen's Tower which holds the bell known as Big Ben as London celebrates the arrival of New Years Day Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin shortly after midnight, greeting the New Year, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Hundred thousands of people celebrated the beginning of the New Year 2012 in Germany's capital. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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    Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin shortly after midnight, greeting the New Year, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Hundred thousands of people celebrated the beginning of the New Year 2012 in Germany's capital. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

  • Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius shortly after midnight, greeting the New Year, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Thousands of people celebrated the beginning of the New Year 2009 in the Lithuanian capital. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
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    Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius shortly after midnight, greeting the New Year, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Thousands of people celebrated the beginning of the New Year 2009 in the Lithuanian capital. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

  • Revelers celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, Sunday Jan. 1, 2012.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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    Revelers celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, Sunday Jan. 1, 2012.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

  • Revelers celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, Sunday Jan. 1, 2012. Visible in background is the Arc de Triomphe.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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    Revelers celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, Sunday Jan. 1, 2012. Visible in background is the Arc de Triomphe.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

  • Fireworks explode over the ancient Acropolis Hill with the Parthenon temple during the New Year's celebrations in Athens, on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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    Fireworks explode over the ancient Acropolis Hill with the Parthenon temple during the New Year's celebrations in Athens, on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

  • Fireworks explode over the ancient Acropolis Hill with the Parthenon temple during the New Year's celebrations in Athens, on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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    Fireworks explode over the ancient Acropolis Hill with the Parthenon temple during the New Year's celebrations in Athens, on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

  • Interior troops guard at Red Square as Russians celebrate New Year's in Moscow, with the Kremlin in the background, early, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Tens of thousands of people gathered on the Square to celebrate the new year, and view the fireworks as the clock on the Kremlin's Spassky Tower, right, struck midnight. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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    Interior troops guard at Red Square as Russians celebrate New Year's in Moscow, with the Kremlin in the background, early, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Tens of thousands of people gathered on the Square to celebrate the new year, and view the fireworks as the clock on the Kremlin's Spassky Tower, right, struck midnight. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

  • Russians celebrate the New Year on Red Square in Moscow, with the Kremlin in the background, right, and St. Basil's cathedral in background left, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Tens of thousands of people gathered on the Square to celebrate the new year, and view the fireworks as the clock on the Kremlin's Spassky Tower, right, struck midnight. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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    Russians celebrate the New Year on Red Square in Moscow, with the Kremlin in the background, right, and St. Basil's cathedral in background left, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Tens of thousands of people gathered on the Square to celebrate the new year, and view the fireworks as the clock on the Kremlin's Spassky Tower, right, struck midnight. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev smiles during a recording of his annual televised New Year's message on the Patriarch Bridge with the Moscow Kremlin in the background early Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, The recording will be aired near midnight on Saturday. Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
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    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev smiles during a recording of his annual televised New Year's message on the Patriarch Bridge with the Moscow Kremlin in the background early Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, The recording will be aired near midnight on Saturday. Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)

  • A man lights an Old Man effigy which symbolizes burning the past and getting ready to start a happy New Year without bad memories of the past in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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    A man lights an Old Man effigy which symbolizes burning the past and getting ready to start a happy New Year without bad memories of the past in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Filipinos watch a fireworks and water fountain display as they welcome the New Year at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines on Sunday Jan. 1, 2012. More than 200 people have been injured by illegal firecrackers and celebratory gunfire in the Philippines despite a government scare campaign against reckless New Year revelries, officials recently said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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    Filipinos watch a fireworks and water fountain display as they welcome the New Year at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines on Sunday Jan. 1, 2012. More than 200 people have been injured by illegal firecrackers and celebratory gunfire in the Philippines despite a government scare campaign against reckless New Year revelries, officials recently said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • Britain soldiers, center, with the NATO led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) pose for a photo during the celebration of New Year at the ISAF's head quarter in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
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    Britain soldiers, center, with the NATO led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) pose for a photo during the celebration of New Year at the ISAF's head quarter in Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

  • Rin rings in the New Year at Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district in Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
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    Rin rings in the New Year at Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district in Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

  • Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's square to bless the nativity scene at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. The Pontiff marked the end of 2011 with prayers of thanks and said humanity awaits the new year with apprehension but also with hope for a better future. Another year approaches its end, while we await a new one, with the trepidation, desires and expectations of always, Benedict said at the traditional New Year's Eve vespers service, as he delivered his homily from the central altar of St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
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    Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's square to bless the nativity scene at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. The Pontiff marked the end of 2011 with prayers of thanks and said humanity awaits the new year with apprehension but also with hope for a better future. Another year approaches its end, while we await a new one, with the trepidation, desires and expectations of always, Benedict said at the traditional New Year's Eve vespers service, as he delivered his homily from the central altar of St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

  • Visitors celebrate a light show at the Temple of Heaven during the New Year Countdown Ceremony in Beijing, China, Sunday, Jan 1 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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    Visitors celebrate a light show at the Temple of Heaven during the New Year Countdown Ceremony in Beijing, China, Sunday, Jan 1 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

  • A giant dragon lantern is displayed to celebrate the New Year near the border village of Panmunjom (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, at Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 2012. The year 2012 is celebrated as the year of the dragon on the Chinese lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Ahn Young joon).
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    A giant dragon lantern is displayed to celebrate the New Year near the border village of Panmunjom (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, at Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 2012. The year 2012 is celebrated as the year of the dragon on the Chinese lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Ahn Young joon).

  • South Koreans view the burning of Daljips, a wooden hut built on top of a hill, to celebrate the New Year near the border village of Panmunjom (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, at Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 2012. (AP Photo/Ahn Young joon)
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    South Koreans view the burning of Daljips, a wooden hut built on top of a hill, to celebrate the New Year near the border village of Panmunjom (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, at Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 2012. (AP Photo/Ahn Young joon)

  • Malaysian people reacts as they watch fireworks explode during New Year celebrations at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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    Malaysian people reacts as they watch fireworks explode during New Year celebrations at Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

  • Indian men tie a giant kite to the facade of a building housing a kite shop to welcome the New Year in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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    Indian men tie a giant kite to the facade of a building housing a kite shop to welcome the New Year in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • Lady Gaga appears on stage to start the ball drop in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration, in New York, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Hundreds of thousands gathered at the crossroads of the world to witness a crystal ball with more than 30,000 lights that descended at midnight. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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    Lady Gaga appears on stage to start the ball drop in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration, in New York, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Hundreds of thousands gathered at the crossroads of the world to witness a crystal ball with more than 30,000 lights that descended at midnight. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

  • Lady Gaga performs in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration, in New York, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Hundreds of thousands gathered at the crossroads of the world to witness a crystal ball with more than 30,000 lights that descended at midnight. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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    Lady Gaga performs in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration, in New York, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Hundreds of thousands gathered at the crossroads of the world to witness a crystal ball with more than 30,000 lights that descended at midnight. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

  • People watch fireworks set off to celebrate the New Year at a party in Shanghai, China, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo)
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    People watch fireworks set off to celebrate the New Year at a party in Shanghai, China, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. (AP Photo)

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