Doomsday Clock

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A symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by atomic scientists at the University of Chicago, that views humans as minutes from midnight—i.e., catastrophic destruction
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ET/PT), in addition to reporting on the final minutes of the year 2007 and the traditional Times Square countdown to midnight, the show will feature music performances from both Hollywood, California and Times Square in New York.
The bi-coastal celebration will include hours of special performances and reports on New Year's celebrations from around the globe, and Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City.
After 20 minutes the pair were interrupted when friends banged on the door during the countdown to midnight.
He will perform at a Countdown to Midnight concert in Centenary Square on a bill which also features Irish dancers, an Asian boy band, reggae artists, music from the Commitments and local bands.
Revellers started to flock into the square - just off the city's Broad Street nightlife hub - up to six hours before the climax of the traditional countdown to midnight.
The "Midnight Moment" is a synchronized creative content series that broadcasts selected videos in Times Square every night in a three-minute countdown to midnight.
The crowd roared the countdown to midnight and broke into "God Bless America" as red, white and blue confetti rained down.
This year, the iconic 60-second countdown to midnight will be enhanced by audio and pyrotechnic effects on the TOSHIBA VISION screen, located directly below the world famous Times Square New Year's Eve Ball.
Then, with seconds to spare, he will lead the crowd in the magical countdown to midnight when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows goes on sale.
However, most people made the most of their time off by guzzling around 30million pints of beer and countless bottles of champagne in the countdown to midnight on New Year's eve and beyond.
NIVEA has also joined forces with multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Taio Cruz, who will be the first-ever artist to do a live performance of John Lennon's "Imagine" just before the final countdown to midnight on New Year's Eve 2011 on the NIVEA Kiss Platform, located in the heart of Times Square.