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Dancing the night away: Vienna ball season opens

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Ceremonially dressed young dancers give a compliment to their ladies as the Vienna ball season opens on Dec. 31, with the imperatorial 'Kaiserball' (Emperorball) at the Hofburg castle in Vienna.

Dieter Nagl / AFP - Getty Images

Young couples dance as the Vienna ball season opens on Dec. 31.