Hundreds of thousands packed New York's Times Square to ring in 2013 with the giant ball drop. (Jan. 1)
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DURATION: 1:30-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:AP Television - AP clients onlyNew York City - 1 January 20121. Wide of Times Square ball dropping2. Mid of crowd through confetti3. Mid of people counting down to New Year's then kissing4. Mid of people kissing5. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Minniti and Jenna Savall, Couple kissing in Times Square:"(Richard Minniti) I couldn't believe that I have such an amazing woman here on New Year's Eve." "(Jenna Savall )This was my first time, it was absolutely incredible."6. Mid of women dancing7. SOUNDBITE (English) Charlotte Van De Peer, Tourist from Spain:"It was (worth it). I loved it. I'm really cold though, but it was worth it."8. Pan to crowd9. Mid of couple kissing10. Wide of crowd11. Mid women dancing12. SOUNDBITE (English) Natalie Matos, Tourist from Alabama:"It's a once in a lifetime experience. It's my second time, but it's worth it, it doesn't matter the cold or going without food, It is so worth it cause there is nothing else like it, there's nothing else like it."13. Mid of crowd and confetti14. UPSOUND (English) "Happy New Year."15. Wide of Times SquareSTORYLINE:Hundreds of thousands of revelers crowded into New York City's Times Square to watch the crystal-covered ball make its annual descent, ringing in the start of 2013.Braving temperatures in the 20s, many of the crowd waited as many as 15 hours to have a chance to ring in the new year in Times Square.U.S. Navy diver Richard Minniti and his girlfriend Jenna Savall kissed each other as confetti fell around them. Neither the crowd nor the cold dampened Savall's excitement about being in Times Square on New Year's Eve."This was my first time (in Times Square), it was absolutely incredible," said Savall.Natalie Matos travelled from Alabama to be in Times Square for the festivities."It doesn't matter the cold or going without food, It is so worth it cause there is nothing else like it, there's nothing else like it," said Matos.Wearing 2013 sunglasses, Charlotte Van De Peer said there is nothing in her native Spain like the celebration in New York."I loved it. I'm really cold though, but it was worth it," said Van De Peer.