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Cyrstal ball tested before New Year's Eve in NYC (2)

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13:34, December 31, 2011

The New Year's Eve Ball is tested the day before New Year's Eve on Dec. 30, 2011 in New York City. The cyrstal ball, which measures 12 feet and weighs 11,875 pounds, and is adorned with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles of various sizes will descend a tall flagpole to mark the beginning of 2012. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)
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