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In Photos: Moscow Gears Up for the New Year

As the New Year quickly approaches, Russians around the country are getting ready for their most festive holiday of the year. Nowhere is this more evident than in Moscow, where the city is already gleaming with endless lights and decorations.

Here's a closer look at how Russia's capital transforms for the holidays: