Photos: 1 million ring in the New Year in Times Square

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NEW YORK -- Fireworks exploded at the stroke of midnight in Times Square on Jan. 1, 2013 in New York City.

Approximately 1 million people packed the streets to ring in the new year in Times Square.

This year, among the one ton of confetti dropped on the crowd at midnight were fans' messages to the late Dick Clark, longtime host of the celebration who passed away in April.

Cities around the world held parties to usher in 2013.