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Manezh Square is decked out in lights.
Alexander Avilov / Moskva News Agency

In Photos: Moscow Lights Up for the New Year

While Moscow winters often get a bad rap for being dour and gloomy, the weeks before and after the New Year holiday are anything but.

Each year, the city is bedazzled with light fixtures, gigantic New Year trees and more to ring in the next year.

Here's a look at some of this year's decorations:

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