Confetti floats through the air as the new year is rung in in Times Square on January 1, 2016 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP
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More than a million people in New York's Times Square hailed the arrival of 2016 early Friday with kisses, cheers and a measure of relief as America's biggest New Year's Eve celebration unfolded without a hitch under a blanket of unprecedented security.The famous New Year's Eve ball, which is 12 feet (3.6 meters) in diameter and weighs nearly 6 tons, descended on a pole mounted on top of One Times Square, a narrow wedge of a building along 42nd Street at the southern end of the square.Crowds began assembling in Times Square hours before the official start of the festivities at 6 p.m. Thursday (2300 GMT).Gomez came to Times Square even though he said he was concerned about the area being targeted in an attack.The tradition of gathering in Times Square to celebrate the new year began in 1904, according to the Times Square Alliance, the area's business-development association.That was the year that the New York Times opened a new headquarters building at One Times Square and the city officially renamed the square after the newspaper.
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