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The hangover: Cleaning up after the New Year celebrations

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A worker clears confetti from a sidewalk in Times Square after midnight on New Years Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013, in New York. With fireworks, concerts and celebrations from Hong Kong to New York, revelers welcome 2013 with hope for a better future after a year that thudded to a close with a disastrous storm, gun violence, and talk of economic turmoil from a looming fiscal cliff. This will be the first Times Square countdown in decades without Dick Clark, who died in April, and was honored with a tribute concert and his name printed on pieces of confetti.

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Trash after the New Year's eve night is seen on Jan. 1, 2013 in Duesseldorf, western Germany.

Martin Gerten / AFP - Getty Images

Trash after the New Year's eve night is seen on a street on Jan.1, 2013 in Duesseldorf, western Germany.

Cleanup crews arrived immediately after the ball drop to return the bustling center to its normal order, collecting an estimated 50 tons of trash. NBC's Kate Snow has more.

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