New Year's Eve 2011 around the world


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Workers run a cable over the street in preparation for the New Year's celebrations in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to celebrate the beginning of the New Year 2011 at the famous landmark in Germany's capital.

One of the world’s biggest parties, often deemed the biggest in Europe, takes place at the iconic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, where more than 1 million people gather for a free party featuring dancing, fireworks, performances, and light shows. The party stretches for more than a mile down a street, which is lined with bars, stages, and dance floors.

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