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The brightly lit crystal ball that descends in Time Square in the moments before the New Year is going green, just in time for its 100th anniversary. The famous ball will have its lights replaced with more than 9,000 energy efficient bulbs. And for the first time, revelers can write New Year's wishes on the confetti. If you're not actually in Time Square tonight, you'll find a virtual wishing wall online.

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