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Big Ben fireworks Jan. 1, 2015

Fireworks explode over the clock known as Big Ben housed in Elizabeth Tower, to celebrate the New Year in London, Jan. 1, 2015.

Credit: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

We'll need to wait for July just a shade longer, as the world's timekeepers have added a leap second June 30—to officially keep Earth and our precise, atomic clocks in sync.

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