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Office workers drench passersby to celebrate the New Year in Montevideo

This is the first time I've really been bummed that our office windows don't open.

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Women throw water and foam to pedestrians, from an office building in Montevideo's old district on Dec. 31. Ripped pages from calendars and water from buckets or in balloons are typically launched from office windows in this neighbourood to celebrate the end of year.

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A security guard on the sidewalk is spashed with water from people at an office building in Montevideo's old district on Dec. 31.

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Men driving on an open vehicle are splashed with water coming from an office building in Montevideo's old district on Dec. 31.