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NYPD ready for revelers tonight

Elaborate security in place in Times Square

In this Dec. 31, 2011 file photo, heavily armed police officers stand guard during the New Year's Eve celebration in New York’s Times Square.
In this Dec. 31, 2011 file photo, heavily armed police officers stand guard during the New Year's Eve celebration in New York’s Times Square.
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When revelers pack Times Square for the annual New Year’s eve celebration tonight, police will observe a tradition of their own: giving them lots of company. Each year, the New York Police Department assigns thousands of extra patrols to festivities — in ways seen and unseen — to control the crowd and watch for any signs of trouble. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world are expected to pack into the bow-tie ...


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