Times Square Gets Ready For NYE

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Numerals Arrive At Times Square For 2013 New Years Eve Countdown
A lit preview of the numerals that will light up at midnight NYE in New York's Times Square.
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Numerals Arrive At Times Square For 2013 New Years Eve Countdown
The numerals make their way to Times Square to be installed at the base of the famous Ball.
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(Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
Numerals Arrive At Times Square For 2013 New Years Eve Countdown
The numerals are carefully loaded on to a truck.
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(Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
Numerals Arrive At Times Square For 2013 New Years Eve Countdown
And away they go!
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A miniature preview of the Times Square Ball
Waterford produced the 288 crystal triangles that make up the Times Sqaure Ball's glittery exterior.
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A miniature preview of the Times Square Ball
A close up of the beautifully illuminated miniature.
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(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
One of 288 New Waterford Crystals On The 2013 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball
Here is just one of the real crystals going on the ball.
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Dick Clark's Widow, Kari Clark, Helps Install Bulbs On Times Square New Year's Eve Ball
Kari Clark, wife of deceased longtime New Year's Eve host Dick Clark, poses while helping install new Waterford Crystal triangles for the Times Square New Years Eve Ball at a media event on December 27, 2012 in New York City. The ball will once again descend a 141-foot tall flagpole to mark the beginning of 2013.
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Workers Install 288 New Waterford Crystals On The 2013 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball
A worker installs a Waterford Crystal triangle onto a panel for the Times Square New Year's Eve ball on December 27, 2012 in New York. For this year's ball 288 new triangles, which are lighted from behind, were installed. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA
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A bigger piece of the puzzle
Here's a look at the larger triangle panel that are comprised of the smaller Waterford crystal triangles.
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Workers Install Bulbs On Times Square New Year's Eve Ball
Nick Bonavita carries a panel holding Waterford Crystal triangles that will be installed on the Times Square New Year's Eve ball on December 27, 2012 in New York. For this year's ball 288 new triangles, which are lighted from behind, were installed. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA
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Workers Install Bulbs On Times Square New Year's Eve Ball
The panels are installed into the side of the ball.
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(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Workers Install Bulbs On Times Square New Year's Eve Ball
The panels are installed into the side of the ball.
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(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Workers Install Bulbs On Times Square New Year's Eve Ball
The panels are installed into the side of the ball.
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Workers Install Bulbs On Times Square New Year's Eve Ball
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 27: Workers install new Waterford Crystal triangles on the Times Square New Years Eve Ball at a media event on December 27, 2012 in New York City. The ball will once again descend a 141-foot tall flagpole to mark the beginning of 2013. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
Workers Install 288 New Waterford Crystals On The 2013 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball
Inside the Ball are wires to all the bulbs and flashes that will create the light effects as the Ball begins its descent during the countdown to 2013.
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The Finished Ball
Here's a close up of the finished panels on the Ball.
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Up She Goes
Workers hoist the Ball up the pole where it will await the countdown to midnight.
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Times Square In The Calm Before the NYE Madness
Buildings on West 42nd Street December 27, 2012 in New York's Times Square. Thousands of revelers are expected fill Times Square on New Year's Eve to ring in 2013 along with millions of television viewers.
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