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From Sydney to Siberia, revelers celebrate the arrival of a new year.
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More than a million people convene at Times Square, where a ball is dropped at midnight at the start of a new year. Millions more watch the festivities on television.
New Year's Day marks the 150 anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation – when President Lincoln sign an order that broke the back of the slave trade. NBC's Ron Mott reports.
Happy New Year! New York's Times Square prepares for midnight revelries as more than a million people began to pack the country's biggest block party. NBC's Ron Mott reports.