People celebrate the New Year on Times Square in New York, January 1, 2013. (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Welcomes 2013 With Hope

A teeming, cheering crowd of 1 million filled Times Square as the ball dropped in Times Square, as New York City and the world said goodbye to 2012 and welcomed a new year and a clean slate for 2013.