New Year celebrations across the world

Revelers gather on Times Square in New York City, where as many as a million people are expected to celebrate New Year's by viewing the traditional drop of a giant crystal ball.
New Year celebrations across the world
Fireworks explode over the London Eye in central London, as part of the New Year celebrations.
New Year celebrations across the world
Spectator boats in Sydney Harbour look on as New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2013.

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New Year celebrations across the world
Sydney kicked off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013.

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New Year celebrations across the world
Indian sportsmen of Madan mohan malviya stadium, light candles to welcome the New Year in Allahabad on December 31, 2012.

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New Year celebrations across the world
Lazers light up the sky above Victoria harbour in Hong Kong on December 31, 2012.

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New Year celebrations across the world
Fireworks burst in the sky near Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers during the New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur on January 1, 2013.

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New Year celebrations across the world
People release balloons to celebrate the New Year's during an annual countdown ceremony produced by the Prince Park Tower Tokyo, flagship of the Prince hotel chain in Tokyo on January 1, 2013. Some 1,000 balloons were released in the air with the visitors wishes.

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New Year celebrations across the world
Fireworks are launched over Jakarta's main business road to mark the new year in Jakarta on January 1, 2013.

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New Year celebrations across the world
Fireworks are launched from the Taipei 101 building to mark the new year in Taipei on January 1, 2013. In line with the countdown will be a 188-second firework show to be presented by the Taipei 101, a 509-metre-high skyscraper and once the world's tallest building which is just hundreds of metres away from the city hall square.

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New Year celebrations across the world
Jackie Soto, right, and Nicole Soto, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey dance during one of the musical performances at the Times Square New Year's celebration, USA.
New Year celebrations across the world
Fireworks explode in the sky over St. Basil Cathedral as Russians celebrate New Year on Red Square in Moscow.
New Year celebrations across the world

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