11-11-11 brings hopes of good luck

From New York to China, place your bets! Tie the knot! Make a
It's Friday, and it's also the 11th day of the 11th month of
2011. Around the world, people are marking the triple convergence
of 11s with a splash.
Some 1,000 ethnic Chinese couples exchanged vows across Malaysia
on a date viewed as auspicious and romantic. In China, a special
"1111" train started at 11:11 a.m. on the No. 11 line in Shanghai.
Not everyone is smiling, however.
Egypt's antiquities authority closed the largest of the Great
Pyramid of Giza following rumors that groups would try to hold
spiritual ceremonies on the site at 11:11.
In the U.S., the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., is
planning drawings every 11 minutes for up to $1,111.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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