Akane Okamoto and Kurara Hayashi of Osaka, Japan pose with Allison Hoff of North Dakota as New Year's revellers begin to fill up Times Square in New York

 
Akane Okamoto and Kurara Hayashi of Osaka, Japan pose with Allison Hoff of North Dakota as New Year
Akane Okamoto (L) and Kurara Hayashi (R) of Osaka, Japan pose with Allison Hoff of North Dakota as New Year's revellers begin to fill up Times Square in New York, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn