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What Will The World Decide in 2012? » The New Year’s Eve Ball, which measures 12 feet and weighs 11,875 pounds, and is adorned with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles of various sizes is tested atop One Times Square in New York

The New Year's Eve Ball, which measures 12 feet and weighs 11,875 pounds, and is adorned with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles of various sizes is tested atop One Times Square in New York
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The New Year’s Eve Ball, which measures 12 feet, weighs 11,875 pounds, and is adorned with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles of various sizes is tested atop One Times Square in New York December 30, 2011. Upwards of 1 million people are expected to pack the Times Square area to watch as the ball drops at midnight on New year’s eve ushering in 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

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