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Filipino youths bring in the New Year with sparklers at a public park in Manila. Romeo Gacad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Quick Look At The Year Ahead

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New Year's Day In The Morning * Frederick Renz

Spider-Man on set filming The Amazing Spider-Man in New York City in May 2011 Greg Allen / Rex Features/AP hide caption

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2012: The Year Of The Smart Superhero Movie

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CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS: AQUARIUM ARTHUR FIEDLER AND THE BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA

During the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 28, 2011, singer Beyonce Knowles rubbed her stomach in the middle of the performance to reveal her baby bump. "Baby bump" is one of the words on Lake Superior State University's list of banished words this year. Jemal Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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An Amazing Trickeration?: Banished Words For 2012

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Harry Connick Jr. (far right) on the set of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, alongside co-stars David Turner and Jessie Mueller. Nicole Rivelli hide caption

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Nicole Rivelli

New 'Clear Day' A Test For Harry Connick Jr.

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Auld Lang Syne Hot Club Of San Francisco
Soul'd Lang Syne Los Straitjackets

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