New Year's celebrations around the world

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<p>Fireworks explode in Times Square on New Year’s Eve on January 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) </p>
New York City

Fireworks explode in Times Square on New Year’s Eve on January 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

<p>A couple hug each other as they watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year’s celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Leo Correa/AP) </p>
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A couple hug each other as they watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year’s celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Leo Correa/AP)

<p>Nick Jonas performs on stage at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in New York. (Photo: Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP) </p>
New York City

Nick Jonas performs on stage at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in New York. (Photo: Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)

<p>Fireworks explode over the Bulgarian border town of Svilengrad, which is located some 260 km east the capital of Sofia, and some 15 km the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing point with Turkey, during New Year’s eve on January 1, 2018. A lot of people gathered to celebrate New Year, Svilengrad, Bulgaria on January 1, 2018. (Photo: Hristo Rusev/NurPhoto via Getty Images) </p>
Svilengrad, Bulgaria

Fireworks explode over the Bulgarian border town of Svilengrad, which is located some 260 km east the capital of Sofia, and some 15 km the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing point with Turkey, during New Year’s eve on January 1, 2018. A lot of people gathered to celebrate New Year, Svilengrad, Bulgaria on January 1, 2018. (Photo: Hristo Rusev/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

<p>Confetti drops over the crowd as the clock strikes midnight during the New Year’s celebration in Times Square as seen from the Marriott Marquis in New York, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Seth Wenig/AP) </p>
New York City

Confetti drops over the crowd as the clock strikes midnight during the New Year’s celebration in Times Square as seen from the Marriott Marquis in New York, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Seth Wenig/AP)

<p>People celebrate New Year as confetti fall down after the countdown to midnight in Times Square during New Year’s celebrations, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Go Nakamura/AP) </p>
New York City

People celebrate New Year as confetti fall down after the countdown to midnight in Times Square during New Year’s celebrations, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Go Nakamura/AP)

<p>Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations. (Photo: John Stillwell/PA Images via Getty Images) </p>
London, United Kingdom

Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations. (Photo: John Stillwell/PA Images via Getty Images)

<p>A New York City canine police officer walks past revelers gathered on Times Square in New York Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, during a New Year’s Eve celebration. (Photo: Craig Ruttle/AP) </p>
New York City

A New York City canine police officer walks past revelers gathered on Times Square in New York Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, during a New Year’s Eve celebration. (Photo: Craig Ruttle/AP)

<p>Mariah Carey performs on stage at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in New York. (Photo: Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP) </p>
New York City

Mariah Carey performs on stage at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in New York. (Photo: Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)

<p>Fireworks light the night sky over Abidjan during New Year celebrations on January 1, 2018. (Photo: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Fireworks light the night sky over Abidjan during New Year celebrations on January 1, 2018. (Photo: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Fireworks go off over central St Petersburg during New Year celebration. (Photo: Alexander Demianchuk\TASS via Getty Images) </p>
St. Petersburg, Russia

Fireworks go off over central St Petersburg during New Year celebration. (Photo: Alexander Demianchuk\TASS via Getty Images)

<p>People throw confetti on New Year’s Eve in Times Square on January 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) </p>
New York City

People throw confetti on New Year’s Eve in Times Square on January 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

<p>This picture from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken and released on January 1, 2018 shows fireworks ushering in the New Year in Pyongyang. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Pyongyang, North Korea

This picture from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken and released on January 1, 2018 shows fireworks ushering in the New Year in Pyongyang. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Fireworks explode over the downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year’s celebrations, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Hussein Malla/AP) </p>
Beirut, Lebanon

Fireworks explode over the downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year’s celebrations, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Hussein Malla/AP)

<p>Visitors film the light on the historical site of Giza Pyramids as they celebrate the New Year in Egypt, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP) </p>
Cairo, Egypt

Visitors film the light on the historical site of Giza Pyramids as they celebrate the New Year in Egypt, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Amr Nabil/AP)

<p>Iraqis watch fireworks explode during the New Year celebrations in Baghdad, Iraq, early Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Khalid Mohammed/AP) </p>
Baghdad, Iraq

Iraqis watch fireworks explode during the New Year celebrations in Baghdad, Iraq, early Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Khalid Mohammed/AP)

<p>Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon at the Acropolis hill to mark the New Year’s celebrations in Athens, Greece, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Yorgos Karahalis/AP) </p>
Athens, Greece

Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon at the Acropolis hill to mark the New Year’s celebrations in Athens, Greece, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Yorgos Karahalis/AP)

<p>300 inhabitants of Duindorp, a fishing neighborhood, build the largest New Year’s Eve bonfire Worlwide on the beach on January 11, 2018 in The Hague, the Netherlands. (Photo: Pierre Crom/Getty Images) </p>
The Hague, The Netherlands

300 inhabitants of Duindorp, a fishing neighborhood, build the largest New Year’s Eve bonfire Worlwide on the beach on January 11, 2018 in The Hague, the Netherlands. (Photo: Pierre Crom/Getty Images)

<p>A firework explodes over the Arc de Triomphe as part of the New Year celebrations on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP) </p>
Paris, France

A firework explodes over the Arc de Triomphe as part of the New Year celebrations on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Thibault Camus/AP)

<p>Dancers, left, perform in front revelers during the New Year’s celebrations at the Parliament square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Hussein Malla/AP) </p>
Beirut, Lebanon

Dancers, left, perform in front revelers during the New Year’s celebrations at the Parliament square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Hussein Malla/AP)

<p>Fireworks explode over the River Thames behind the Elizabeth Tower which contains the bell know as “Big Ben”, at the Houses of Parliament in London, as New Year’s celebrations take place after midnight, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Scaffolding stands erected around the Elizabeth Tower for repairs, with the last extensive conservation works taking place more than 30 years ago. (Photo: Matt Dunham/AP) </p>
London, United Kingdom

Fireworks explode over the River Thames behind the Elizabeth Tower which contains the bell know as “Big Ben”, at the Houses of Parliament in London, as New Year’s celebrations take place after midnight, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Scaffolding stands erected around the Elizabeth Tower for repairs, with the last extensive conservation works taking place more than 30 years ago. (Photo: Matt Dunham/AP)

<p>People during New Year celebrations in Oktyabrskaya Ploshchad Square in central Minsk, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Viktor Drachev/Getty Images) </p>
Minsk, Belarus

People during New Year celebrations in Oktyabrskaya Ploshchad Square in central Minsk, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Viktor Drachev/Getty Images)

<p>Fireworks explode over the Brandenburg Gate during New Year’s festivities on January 1, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Tens of thousands of revelers gathered in the city center to celebrate New Year’s Eve. (Photo: Adam Berry/Getty Images) </p>
Berlin, Germany

Fireworks explode over the Brandenburg Gate during New Year’s festivities on January 1, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Tens of thousands of revelers gathered in the city center to celebrate New Year’s Eve. (Photo: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

<p>People hold up balloons shaped as digits 2, 0, 1 and 8 as they watch fireworks over central Moscow during New Year celebrations. (Photo: Marina Lystseva/Getty Images) </p>
Moscow, Russia

People hold up balloons shaped as digits 2, 0, 1 and 8 as they watch fireworks over central Moscow during New Year celebrations. (Photo: Marina Lystseva/Getty Images)

<p>People wait for a moment to light a sign that reads 2018 during the New Year’s Eve celebration on Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on December 31, 2017. (Photo: Gulshan Khan/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Zanzibar, Tanzania

People wait for a moment to light a sign that reads 2018 during the New Year’s Eve celebration on Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on December 31, 2017. (Photo: Gulshan Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Revelers gather in Times Square as a cold weather front hits the region ahead of New Year’s celebrations in Manhattan, New York, December 31, 2017. (Photo: Andrew Kelly/Reuters) </p>
New York City

Revelers gather in Times Square as a cold weather front hits the region ahead of New Year’s celebrations in Manhattan, New York, December 31, 2017. (Photo: Andrew Kelly/Reuters)

<p>Fireworks explode over the Kremlin, during New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. New Year is Russia’s major gift-giving holiday. (Photo: Denis Tyrin/AP) </p>
Moscow, Russia

Fireworks explode over the Kremlin, during New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. New Year is Russia’s major gift-giving holiday. (Photo: Denis Tyrin/AP)

<p>People fly lanterns at Borobudur temple during New Year celebrations in Magelang, Indonesia, January 1, 2018. (Photo: Antara Foto/Anis Efizudin/Reuters) </p>
Magelang, Indonesia

People fly lanterns at Borobudur temple during New Year celebrations in Magelang, Indonesia, January 1, 2018. (Photo: Antara Foto/Anis Efizudin/Reuters)

<p>Fireworks explode around National Monument during New Year celebration in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 1, 2018. (Photo: Wahyu Putro/Reuters) </p>
Jakarta, Indonesia

Fireworks explode around National Monument during New Year celebration in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 1, 2018. (Photo: Wahyu Putro/Reuters)

<p>People take pictures as fireworks explode over the Kremlin, during New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. New Year is Russia’s major gift-giving holiday. (Photo: Denis Tyrin/AP) </p>
Moscow, Russia

People take pictures as fireworks explode over the Kremlin, during New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. New Year is Russia’s major gift-giving holiday. (Photo: Denis Tyrin/AP)

<p>Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during New Year’s Eve to celebrate the start of year 2018 in Hong Kong, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Kin Cheung/AP) </p>
Hong Kong

Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during New Year’s Eve to celebrate the start of year 2018 in Hong Kong, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Kin Cheung/AP)

<p>Lights illuminate a decorated table for the New Year’s celebrations during New Year’s Eve in Ankara, Turkey on December 31, 2017. (Photo: Altan Gocher/Getty Images) </p>
Ankara, Turkey

Lights illuminate a decorated table for the New Year’s celebrations during New Year’s Eve in Ankara, Turkey on December 31, 2017. (Photo: Altan Gocher/Getty Images)

<p>Spectators pass through security screening ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square in New York, on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (Photo: Peter Morgan/AP) </p>
New York City

Spectators pass through security screening ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square in New York, on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (Photo: Peter Morgan/AP)

<p>An LED light show illuminates the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, to celebrate the New Year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Jon Gambrell/AP) </p>
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

An LED light show illuminates the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, to celebrate the New Year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Jon Gambrell/AP)

<p>Members of the New York City police department patrol in Times Square ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) </p>
New York City

Members of the New York City police department patrol in Times Square ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

<p>Members of Flyboard Ireland take part in the Liffey Lights Moment – Matinee in Dublin’s city centre as part of the city’s New Year’s eve celebrations, Sunday Dec. 31, 2017. (Photo: Brian Lawless/AP) </p>
Dublin, Ireland

Members of Flyboard Ireland take part in the Liffey Lights Moment – Matinee in Dublin’s city centre as part of the city’s New Year’s eve celebrations, Sunday Dec. 31, 2017. (Photo: Brian Lawless/AP)

<p>Pope Francis prays in front of the nativity scene after celebrating a new year’s eve vespers Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (Photo: Andrew Medichini/AP) </p>
Vatican, Italy

Pope Francis prays in front of the nativity scene after celebrating a new year’s eve vespers Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (Photo: Andrew Medichini/AP)

<p>Fireworks over a New Year tree during New Year celebrations in central Novosibirsk on December 31, 2017. (Photo: Kirill Kukhmar/Getty Images) </p>
Novosibirsk, Russia

Fireworks over a New Year tree during New Year celebrations in central Novosibirsk on December 31, 2017. (Photo: Kirill Kukhmar/Getty Images)

<p>Members of the New York City police department patrol in Times Square ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) </p>
New York City

Members of the New York City police department patrol in Times Square ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

<p>Fireworks illuminate the city’s skyline during New Year’s Eve celebrations of 2018 on on January 1, 2018 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Photo: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images) </p>
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Fireworks illuminate the city’s skyline during New Year’s Eve celebrations of 2018 on on January 1, 2018 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Photo: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

<p>North Koreans watch as fireworks explode as part of New Year celebrations, above the Taedong River as viewed from Kim Il Sung Square, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo: Jon Chol Jin/AP) </p>
Pyongyang, North Korea

North Koreans watch as fireworks explode as part of New Year celebrations, above the Taedong River as viewed from Kim Il Sung Square, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo: Jon Chol Jin/AP)

<p>People light sparklers during New Year celebrations in central Novosibirsk on December 31, 2017. (Photo: Kirill Kukhmar/Getty Images) </p>
Novosibirsk, Russia

People light sparklers during New Year celebrations in central Novosibirsk on December 31, 2017. (Photo: Kirill Kukhmar/Getty Images)

<p>Participants push away drums after a count down to the New Year event in Beijing, China, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP) </p>
Beijing, China

Participants push away drums after a count down to the New Year event in Beijing, China, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP)

<p>Fireworks explode above Singapore’s financial district at the stroke of midnight to mark the New Year’s celebrations on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Singapore. (Photo: Wong Maye-E/AP) </p>
Singapore, Malaysia

Fireworks explode above Singapore’s financial district at the stroke of midnight to mark the New Year’s celebrations on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Singapore. (Photo: Wong Maye-E/AP)

<p>People light sparklers during New Year celebrations in central Novosibirsk on December 31, 2017. (Photo: Kirill Kukhmar/Getty Images) </p>
Novosibirsk, Russia

People light sparklers during New Year celebrations in central Novosibirsk on December 31, 2017. (Photo: Kirill Kukhmar/Getty Images)

<p>People celebrate the new year during a countdown event at Yongdingmen Gate in Beijing, China, December 31, 2017. (Photo: Jason Lee/Reuters) </p>
Beijing, China

People celebrate the new year during a countdown event at Yongdingmen Gate in Beijing, China, December 31, 2017. (Photo: Jason Lee/Reuters)

<p>Spectators gather ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square in New York, on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. New Yorkers, celebrity entertainers and tourists from around the world will pack into Times Square for what’s expected to be a flashy but frigid celebration marking the start to the new year. (Photo: Peter Morgan/AP) </p>
New York City

Spectators gather ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square in New York, on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. New Yorkers, celebrity entertainers and tourists from around the world will pack into Times Square for what’s expected to be a flashy but frigid celebration marking the start to the new year. (Photo: Peter Morgan/AP)

<p>Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during New Year’s celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand January 1, 2018. (Photo: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters) </p>
Bangkok, Thailand

Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during New Year’s celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand January 1, 2018. (Photo: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)

<p>People celebrate New Year at Eastwood mall in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines, January 1, 2018. (Photo: Erik De Castro/Reuters) </p>
Manila, Philippines

People celebrate New Year at Eastwood mall in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines, January 1, 2018. (Photo: Erik De Castro/Reuters)

<p>Fireworks explode from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House during the midnight fireworks display on New Year’s Eve on New Year’s Eve on January 1, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images) </p>
Sydney, Australia

Fireworks explode from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House during the midnight fireworks display on New Year’s Eve on New Year’s Eve on January 1, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

<p>People release balloons as they take part in a New Year countdown event in celebrations to ring in 2018 in Tokyo, Japan January 1, 2018. (Photo: Toru Hanai/Reuters) </p>
Tokyo, Japan

People release balloons as they take part in a New Year countdown event in celebrations to ring in 2018 in Tokyo, Japan January 1, 2018. (Photo: Toru Hanai/Reuters)

<p>Fireworks explode above Singapore’s financial district at the stroke of midnight to mark the New Year’s celebrations on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Singapore. (Photo: Wong Maye-E/AP) </p>
Singapore

Fireworks explode above Singapore’s financial district at the stroke of midnight to mark the New Year’s celebrations on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Singapore. (Photo: Wong Maye-E/AP)

<p>Fireworks explode over Lotte Group’s 123-storey skyscraper Lotte World Tower as it is illuminated during New Year celebration in Seoul, South Korea, January 1, 2018. (Photo: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters) </p>
Seoul, South Korea

Fireworks explode over Lotte Group’s 123-storey skyscraper Lotte World Tower as it is illuminated during New Year celebration in Seoul, South Korea, January 1, 2018. (Photo: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)

<p>Residents wear 2018 glasses, during New Year’s Eve to celebrate the upcoming year 2018 in Hong Kong, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (Photo: Kin Cheung/AP) </p>
Hong Kong

Residents wear 2018 glasses, during New Year’s Eve to celebrate the upcoming year 2018 in Hong Kong, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (Photo: Kin Cheung/AP)

<p>Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: David Moir/AP) </p>
Sydney, Australia

Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: David Moir/AP)

<p>A fireworks display and illumination are set off over the world’s fifth tallest building the Lotte World Tower to celebrate the 2018 New Year, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Lee Jin-man/AP) </p>
Seoul, South Korea

A fireworks display and illumination are set off over the world’s fifth tallest building the Lotte World Tower to celebrate the 2018 New Year, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Photo: Lee Jin-man/AP)

<p>A spectator waits for the annual new year fireworks as part of celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia, December 31, 2017. (Photo: David Gray/Reuters) </p>
Sydney, Australia

A spectator waits for the annual new year fireworks as part of celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia, December 31, 2017. (Photo: David Gray/Reuters)

<p>A spectator waits for the annual new year fireworks as part of celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia, December 31, 2017. (Photo: David Gray/Reuters) </p>
Sydney, Australia

A spectator waits for the annual new year fireworks as part of celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia, December 31, 2017. (Photo: David Gray/Reuters)

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