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Happy New Year 2019: Celebrations Around The World

World | Reuters | January 1, 2019, 11:28 am
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 Two men watch the fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach during the New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Two men watch the fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach during the New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks light the sky marking New Year, behind Lisbon's Saint George castle. (Image: AP)

Fireworks light the sky marking New Year, behind Lisbon's Saint George castle. (Image: AP)

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3/ 27
 A reveler celebrates as confetti falls during a New Year's celebration in New York's Times Square. (Image: AP)

A reveler celebrates as confetti falls during a New Year's celebration in New York's Times Square. (Image: AP)

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4/ 27
 Fireworks explode over Copacabana Beach during the New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over Copacabana Beach during the New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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5/ 27
 Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Arc de Triomphe during the New Year's Day celebrations on the Champs Elysees, in Paris. (Image: AP)

Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Arc de Triomphe during the New Year's Day celebrations on the Champs Elysees, in Paris. (Image: AP)

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6/ 27
 People watch fireworks during New Year celebration in downtown St.Petersburg, Russia. (Image: AP)

People watch fireworks during New Year celebration in downtown St.Petersburg, Russia. (Image: AP)

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7/ 27
 A woman holds incense and prays for health and fortune on the first day of the New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing.  (Image: AP)

A woman holds incense and prays for health and fortune on the first day of the New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing.  (Image: AP)

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8/ 27
 Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during the New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)

Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during the New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)

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9/ 27
 A woman watches the fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach during the New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A woman watches the fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach during the New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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10/ 27
 Joey and Claudia Flores, of California, kiss as confetti falls during a New Year's celebration in New York's Times Square. (Image: AP)

Joey and Claudia Flores, of California, kiss as confetti falls during a New Year's celebration in New York's Times Square. (Image: AP)

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11/ 27
 People watch the fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach during the New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

People watch the fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach during the New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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12/ 27
 Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong to celebrate the start of 2019. (AP)

Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong to celebrate the start of 2019. (AP)

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13/ 27
 Spectators watch as fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, the Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

Spectators watch as fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, the Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

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 Spectators gather to attend the New Year's Day celebrations on the Champs Elysees, in Paris. (Image: AP)

Spectators gather to attend the New Year's Day celebrations on the Champs Elysees, in Paris. (Image: AP)

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15/ 27
 High school students hold candles to welcome a new year, in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

High school students hold candles to welcome a new year, in Lahore, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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16/ 27
 Fireworks explode over the London Eye during the New Year's eve celebrations after midnight in London (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the London Eye during the New Year's eve celebrations after midnight in London (Image: AP)

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17/ 27
 Performers take selfies at the end of a countdown to the new year event in Beijing, China. (Image: AP)

Performers take selfies at the end of a countdown to the new year event in Beijing, China. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode over the London Eye during the New Year's eve celebrations after midnight in London. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the London Eye during the New Year's eve celebrations after midnight in London. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney. (Image: AP)

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 Pakistani vendors sell balloons on New Year's Eve, in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

Pakistani vendors sell balloons on New Year's Eve, in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: AP)

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 A man dressed as Ded Moroz, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, helps a member of the Cryophile amateur winter swimmers' club, who walks into the icy waters of the Yenisei River during an event marking the New Year and Christmas season, with the air temperature at about minus 26 degrees Celsius (minus 14.8 degrees Fahrenheit), in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

A man dressed as Ded Moroz, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, helps a member of the Cryophile amateur winter swimmers' club, who walks into the icy waters of the Yenisei River during an event marking the New Year and Christmas season, with the air temperature at about minus 26 degrees Celsius (minus 14.8 degrees Fahrenheit), in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

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 People participate in the annual New Year's swim in harbor of Copenhagen. (Image: AP)

People participate in the annual New Year's swim in harbor of Copenhagen. (Image: AP)

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23/ 27
 Performers cheer after a countdown to the new year event in Beijing, China. (Image: AP)

Performers cheer after a countdown to the new year event in Beijing, China. (Image: AP)

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24/ 27
 Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney. (Image: AP)

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 Members of PyroCeltica pose in front of Edinburgh Castle in advance of Edinburgh's Hogmanay torchlit procession down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

Members of PyroCeltica pose in front of Edinburgh Castle in advance of Edinburgh's Hogmanay torchlit procession down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

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 Believers of Afro-Brazilian religions pay tribute to Yemanja, goddess of the sea, during a traditional celebration ahead of New Year's Eve on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

Believers of Afro-Brazilian religions pay tribute to Yemanja, goddess of the sea, during a traditional celebration ahead of New Year's Eve on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man applies colour to a haircut with the number

A man applies colour to a haircut with the number "2019", depicted to welcome the new year at a barbershop in Ahmedabad, India. (Image: Reuters)

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