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September 13, 2012
Seth Wenig photo

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference in New York, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. New York City cracked down on supersized sodas and other sugary drinks Thursday in what is celebrated as a groundbreaking attempt to curb obesity and condemned as a breathtaking intrusion into people’s lives by a mayor bent on creating a �nanny state.�

Jeffrey Furticella photo

A man lights a cigarette as he walks past an advertisement created in collaboration with Mountain Dew and New York Art Department, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, on 13th Street in New York. New York City cracked down on supersized sodas and other sugary drinks Thursday in what is celebrated as a groundbreaking attempt to curb obesity and condemned as a breathtaking intrusion into people’s lives by a mayor bent on creating a �nanny state.�