The 1.5 billion-person party on New Year's Eve

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Krulwich highlights the time zone with the most people able to celebrate New Years at one time:

If you look at this world time zone map, one zone, which we’ve highlighted it in yellow has, as you can see, all of China, all 1.3 billion of ’em, plus a hunk of Siberia, plus Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, a chunk of Indonesia, Timor and a cut of Australia. Altogether, that’s got to be at least 1.5 billion people who will greet 2012 at the very same moment.

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