In pics: New Year celebrations across the world

World | | January 1, 2013, 10:31 am
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Fireworks explode during New Year celebrations over the Brandenburger Tor gate in Berlin January 1, 2013.

Fireworks explode during New Year celebrations over the Brandenburger Tor gate in Berlin January 1, 2013.

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Revelers cheer after receiving balloons as they stand in Times Square before celebrating the New Year in New York December 31, 2012.

Revelers cheer after receiving balloons as they stand in Times Square before celebrating the New Year in New York December 31, 2012.

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Revellers take part in New Year celebrations near the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris January 1, 2013.

Revellers take part in New Year celebrations near the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris January 1, 2013.

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Revellers write the number 2013 using sparklers during the Hogmanay (New Year) street party celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland December 31, 2012.

Revellers write the number 2013 using sparklers during the Hogmanay (New Year) street party celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland December 31, 2012.

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Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London January 1, 2013.

Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London January 1, 2013.

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Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon during New Year celebrations in Athens January 1, 2013.

Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon during New Year celebrations in Athens January 1, 2013.

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A reveler stands in Time Square before celebrating the New Year in New York, December 31, 2012.

A reveler stands in Time Square before celebrating the New Year in New York, December 31, 2012.

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Fireworks explode near the Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur January 1, 2013.

Fireworks explode near the Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur January 1, 2013.

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Fireworks explode over and around the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations January 1, 2013.

Fireworks explode over and around the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations January 1, 2013.

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Fireworks light the sky over Victoria Harbour during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong January 1, 2013.

Fireworks light the sky over Victoria Harbour during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong January 1, 2013.