>> Hundreds of thousands of people are crowding into New York's Times Square on Sunday to witness the giant New Year's Eve ball drop at midnight, undeterred by bitter cold and heightened security. The temperature in Midtown Manhattan is expected to drop to about 10 degrees Fahrenheit in the final hours of 2017.
This would make 2017 the second coldest New Year's Eve on record. This year, police expect about two million people to come to Times Square, about the same number as last year when the temperature at midnight was a much warmer 44 Fahrenheit. Thousands of police, including special undercover and observation teams, will be deployed as a show of force, following two recent terror attacks in the city.
Nick Jonas, Neil Diamond and Mariah Carey, are among the entertainers who will be performing live.>>
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