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New York celebrates Good Riddance Day

29 December 2010 Last updated at 15:07 GMT

New York's annual Good Riddance Day is a chance for people to let go of their least favourite memories of the past year.

Members of the band Green Day were among those who wrote down their worst memories and shredded them.

Kathy Harcombe reports.