With a kiss and a cheer, a million revelers rang in the New Year at the Crossroads of the World. Then, mere minutes after midnight, they were shuttled out.
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. revelers have cheered the traditional ball drop in New York’s Times Square to mark the start of 2011 hours after dazzling fireworks lit up Australia’s Sydney Harbor for the new year.
As nearly a million revelers cram into the streets to mark the event, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is promising a safe celebration with no threats, but lots of security.
The preparations were coming along, but the snow was still piled high on the sidewalks, and with these temperatures, it didn’t look like it’s going to go anytime soon.