1 of 23: Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins throws a handful of confetti from eight stories above onto the streets of Times Square, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 in New York. The airworthiness test is in preparation for the release of one ton of confetti by hand from various buildings in Times Square at midnight on New Year?s Eve. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (AP Photo/ Mary Altaffer)

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