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It's the fifth annual Good Riddance Day in Times Square. There's a giant shredder, a dumpster and a sledgehammer, and people can discard their distasteful and depressing memories of 2011. Anyone can participate, and leading off is Kate Selman of Tampa, Fla., who will shred the military deployment papers for her husband.
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