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Phyllis Siegel (right) kisses her wife, Connie Kopelov, after the two exchanged vows at the Manhattan City Clerk's office. The couple were the first same-sex pair to tie the knot in New York City after the state's Marriage Equality Act went into effect on July 24. Michael Appleton/AP hide caption

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Chinatown, My Chinatown Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 0:09

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    Louis Armstrong: Ken Burns Jazz

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Ramsey Lewis 0:59

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    What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
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    Traditional Jazz Christmas

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Volunteer fire fighter Joe Crawford fights a wildfire in Graford, Texas, in September, when wildfires swept through parts of Texas and Oklahoma. Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption

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A vendor sells seafood at a market in East Broadway in New York City's Chinatown. There was a 17 percent drop in the population of New York City's Chinatown over the past decade, and some say it's a sign that Chinatown is becoming more of a symbolic touchstone. Rebecca Sheir/NPR hide caption

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The Chinatown Bus Bishop Allen 0:14

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    The Chinatown Bus
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New Year's Eve Frederick Renz 0:30

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    New Year's Eve
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    A Colonial Christmas

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The Icelandic singer-songwriter Mugison performs in Los Angeles. Mugison had one of the most popular songs in his home country this year with "Stingum Af." Michael Tullberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Auld Lang Syne Husky Team 0:29

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Corrido De Auld Lang Syne (Dance Of The New Year) Little Bobby Rey & His Band 0:56

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    Mambo Santa Mambo - Christmas From The Latin Lounge