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Airmen drop the ball
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- A 2,000-pound New Year's Eve Ball lights up the sky over this desert base. The ball, sculpted from a sewage tank, was the work of 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron. They built it in about 72 hours. It was suspended approximately 100 feet in the air and lowered from a crane as the crowd counted down the seconds until 2006. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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