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Happy New Year 2020: Celebrations Around the World in Pictures

Revellers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. A look at New Year's celebrations around the world. Take a look at the pictures...

India | News18 | January 1, 2020, 9:36 am
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 People celebrate the arrival of the year 2020 at a New Year's Eve countdown event near the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejing. (Image: AP)

People celebrate the arrival of the year 2020 at a New Year's Eve countdown event near the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejing. (Image: AP)

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 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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 Youngsters pose for photographs while welcoming the New Year 2020, in Nagpur. (Image: PTI)

Youngsters pose for photographs while welcoming the New Year 2020, in Nagpur. (Image: PTI)

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 Fireworks explode over the London Eye Ferris wheel by the River Thames in London, to mark the start of the new year. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the London Eye Ferris wheel by the River Thames in London, to mark the start of the new year. (Image: AP)

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 Revelers take part in the New Year's Eve festivities in New York's Times Square. (Image: AP)

Revelers take part in the New Year's Eve festivities in New York's Times Square. (Image: AP)

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 People stand on a bridge and watch fireworks during New Year celebrations near the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany. (Image: AP)

People stand on a bridge and watch fireworks during New Year celebrations near the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany. (Image: AP)

Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany. (Image: AP)

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 People pose for photographs as they welcome the New Year 2020, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

People pose for photographs as they welcome the New Year 2020, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 Fireworks explode over the Kremlin during New Year's celebrations in Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower in the background in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the Kremlin during New Year's celebrations in Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower in the background in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 Youngsters pose for photographs in the backdrop of the historic Taj Mahal on the eve of New Year 2020, in Agra. (Image: PTI)

Youngsters pose for photographs in the backdrop of the historic Taj Mahal on the eve of New Year 2020, in Agra. (Image: PTI)

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 Fireworks illuminate the sky in bay next to the famous water fountain 'Le Jet d'Eau' during New Year celebrations in Geneva, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

Fireworks illuminate the sky in bay next to the famous water fountain 'Le Jet d'Eau' during New Year celebrations in Geneva, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode over the Ottoman-era Mecidiye mosque in Ortakoy square and the 'July 15th Martyrs' bridge, formerly known as Bosporus Bridge, over the Bosporus Strait, separating Europe and Asia, in Istanbul. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the Ottoman-era Mecidiye mosque in Ortakoy square and the 'July 15th Martyrs' bridge, formerly known as Bosporus Bridge, over the Bosporus Strait, separating Europe and Asia, in Istanbul. (Image: AP)

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 Students from HKD Anglo Urdu High School sit in a formation that reads '2020' on the New Year's eve, in Karad, Maharashtra. (Image: PTI)

Students from HKD Anglo Urdu High School sit in a formation that reads '2020' on the New Year's eve, in Karad, Maharashtra. (Image: PTI)

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 Revellers photograph fireworks over the Arc de Triomphe as they celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France. (Image: AP)

Revellers photograph fireworks over the Arc de Triomphe as they celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France. (Image: AP)

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 School children pose for the cameras during an event to welcome the New Year in Ahmadabad. (Image: AP)

School children pose for the cameras during an event to welcome the New Year in Ahmadabad. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks light the sky above the St. Severi's Church, left, and the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) during New Year's celebrations in Erfurt, central Germany. (Image: AP)

Fireworks light the sky above the St. Severi's Church, left, and the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) during New Year's celebrations in Erfurt, central Germany. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks illuminate the sky in a bay next to the famous water fountain 'Le Jet d'Eau' during New Year celebrations in Geneva, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

Fireworks illuminate the sky in a bay next to the famous water fountain 'Le Jet d'Eau' during New Year celebrations in Geneva, Switzerland. (Image: AP)

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 A woman hangs a paper note bearing her New Year's wishes to a wire at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

A woman hangs a paper note bearing her New Year's wishes to a wire at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis hill during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Athens. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis hill during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Athens. (Image: AP)

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 People pose for photos to celebrate the upcoming New Year in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

People pose for photos to celebrate the upcoming New Year in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode over the Kremlin during New Year's celebrations in Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the Kremlin during New Year's celebrations in Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower in Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 A woman poses for photo inside a mock-up of a TV set depicting The Moscow Kremlin Spasskaya (Savior) Tower, the background for the Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual televised New Year's message, at a shopping mall in St.Petersburg, Russia. (Image: AP)

A woman poses for photo inside a mock-up of a TV set depicting The Moscow Kremlin Spasskaya (Savior) Tower, the background for the Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual televised New Year's message, at a shopping mall in St.Petersburg, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 A group of cyclists celebrate during a rehearsal for midnight new year celebrations in Madrid, Spain. (Image: AP)

A group of cyclists celebrate during a rehearsal for midnight new year celebrations in Madrid, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 A woman prays in front of lanterns to welcome in the upcoming New Year at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

A woman prays in front of lanterns to welcome in the upcoming New Year at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 School children pose for the cameras during an event to welcome the New Year in Ahmadabad. (Image: AP)

School children pose for the cameras during an event to welcome the New Year in Ahmadabad. (Image: AP)

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 A woman attaches a paper note bearing her New Year wishes to a lantern at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

A woman attaches a paper note bearing her New Year wishes to a lantern at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 An Indian student gets her face painted during an event to welcome the New Year in Ahmadabad. (Image: AP)

An Indian student gets her face painted during an event to welcome the New Year in Ahmadabad. (Image: AP)

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 People prepare a huge kite to welcome the New Year in Ahmadabad. (Image: AP)

People prepare a huge kite to welcome the New Year in Ahmadabad. (Image: AP)

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 School children pose for the cameras during an event to welcome the New Year in Ahmadabad. (Image: AP)

School children pose for the cameras during an event to welcome the New Year in Ahmadabad. (Image: AP)

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 A group of cyclists celebrate during a rehearsal for midnight new year celebrations in Madrid, Spain. (Image: AP)

A group of cyclists celebrate during a rehearsal for midnight new year celebrations in Madrid, Spain. (Image: AP)

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 People raise their mobile phone lights as they form a human chain on New Year's eve in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

People raise their mobile phone lights as they form a human chain on New Year's eve in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Gurung girls wearing a traditional costume pose as they take part in Tamu Lhosar parade, marking the beginning of the Gurung community's new year, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

Gurung girls wearing a traditional costume pose as they take part in Tamu Lhosar parade, marking the beginning of the Gurung community's new year, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Image: Reuters)

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 A couple poses for a selfie during New Year’s Eve in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: Reuters)

A couple poses for a selfie during New Year’s Eve in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: Reuters)

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 Students hold placards that together read, '2020' on the eve of New Year, in Ranchi. (Image: PTI)

Students hold placards that together read, '2020' on the eve of New Year, in Ranchi. (Image: PTI)

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 Kite maker Jagmohan Kanojia flies a kite made by him with the message of a

Kite maker Jagmohan Kanojia flies a kite made by him with the message of a "Happy New Year 2020" on the eve of New Year, in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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