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Film crews transform Atlanta into vintage New York

ATLANTA (AP) - Part of downtown Atlanta has been transformed into a movie set designed to look like New York City as it appeared more than three decades ago.

Filming this week of a sequel for the 2004 film "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" features vintage New York taxi cabs, graffiti-painted walls and fake storefronts along Peachtree Street.

The filming in the city's central business district was expected to continue on Friday.

On Thursday in Woodruff Park, more than a dozen actors armed with baseball bats and hockey sticks filmed a large brawl reminiscent of the 1979 film "The Warriors."

A newsstand set up on Peachtree Street includes copies of old Life magazines and New York Daily News editions headlines from 1980.

The film's stars include Will Ferrell and Steve Carell.

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