Confetti covered the New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall at the Times Square Information Center in New York City Friday. All the pieces of paper, bearing wishes for 2012 from around the world, will rain down on revellers during the New Year’s Eve party in Times Square.
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Filipino police displayed their taped-up pistols at Camp Crame in suburban Quezon, north of Manila, on Tuesday. The Philippines is working to thwart the traditional New Year’s celebratory gunfire that injures or kills several people each year.