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Revelers Greet 2004 Amid Heavy Security

Amid continuing conflict overseas and a dark mood of apprehension at home, revelers across the nation greeted the dawn of 2004 under an orange terrorism alert and the watchful eye of police officers. Nearly 1 million revelers rang in the new year with the dropping of the traditional crystal ball in Times Square — a joyous, confetti-filled bash against the backdrop of some of the tightest security measures in U.S. history. With police snipers posted on rooftops and helicopters patrolling overhead, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and guest of honor, former Iraq prisoner of war Shoshana Johnson, sent the 1,070-pound crystal ball on a 60-second drop that culminated at the stroke of midnight. Full Story

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