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Celebrating the new year

The celebration begins early in El Paso County.

Children decorate their party hats during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Children decorate their party hats during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Qianna Glaze paints the face of Selena Guy, 9, during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Qianna Glaze paints the face of Selena Guy, 9, during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Children bounce a balloon into the air during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Children bounce a balloon into the air during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Rillen Redleaf, 4, and Michelle Morris catch balloons as they fall from the ceiling at the crack of noon during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Rillen Redleaf, 4, and Michelle Morris catch balloons as they fall from the ceiling at the crack of noon during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Children dance with Batman and Wonder Woman during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Children dance with Batman and Wonder Woman during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Children decorate their party hats during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Children decorate their party hats during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Qianna Glaze paints the face of Selena Guy, 9, during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Qianna Glaze paints the face of Selena Guy, 9, during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Children bounce a balloon into the air during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Children bounce a balloon into the air during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Rillen Redleaf, 4, and Michelle Morris catch balloons as they fall from the ceiling at the crack of noon during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Rillen Redleaf, 4, and Michelle Morris catch balloons as they fall from the ceiling at the crack of noon during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Children dance with Batman and Wonder Woman during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Children dance with Batman and Wonder Woman during the Noon Year's Eve celebration at the Olympic Training Center Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Pikes Peak Children's Museum sponsored the family event. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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