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PHOTOS| Here's How World is Gearing Up To Welcome 2019

World | Reuters | December 31, 2018, 11:10 am
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 People walk past New Year illumination in Yevpatoria, Crimea. Revellers will welcome 2019 with spectacular fireworks and light shows. (Image: Reuters)

People walk past New Year illumination in Yevpatoria, Crimea. Revellers will welcome 2019 with spectacular fireworks and light shows. (Image: Reuters)

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 Members from the London School of Samba perform during a preview event ahead of the New Year's Day Parade, in London's Trafalgar Square. (Image: AP)

Members from the London School of Samba perform during a preview event ahead of the New Year's Day Parade, in London's Trafalgar Square. (Image: AP)

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 A Christmas tree and skyscrapers are illuminated for New Year celebrations in downtown Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, Russia. (Image: AP)

A Christmas tree and skyscrapers are illuminated for New Year celebrations in downtown Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 Conductor Christian Thielemann conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during a rehearsal for the traditional New Year's concert at the golden hall of Vienna's Musikverein, in Vienna, Austria. (Image: AP)

Conductor Christian Thielemann conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during a rehearsal for the traditional New Year's concert at the golden hall of Vienna's Musikverein, in Vienna, Austria. (Image: AP)

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 People carry pork and eggs away from an outdoor market ahead of their traditional, news years dinners in Havana, Cuba. The government sets up temporary markets ahead of certain holidays where consumers can buy basic staples at government-subsidized prices. (Image: AP)

People carry pork and eggs away from an outdoor market ahead of their traditional, news years dinners in Havana, Cuba. The government sets up temporary markets ahead of certain holidays where consumers can buy basic staples at government-subsidized prices. (Image: AP)

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 People walk inside a light sculpture in a park in Minsk, Belarus. After sunset people come to enjoy the exhibits scattered throughout the park. (Image: AP)

People walk inside a light sculpture in a park in Minsk, Belarus. After sunset people come to enjoy the exhibits scattered throughout the park. (Image: AP)

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 (Image: AP)

(Image: AP)

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 A woman poses for photo next to the light composition in the park in Minsk, Belarus. (Image: AP)

A woman poses for photo next to the light composition in the park in Minsk, Belarus. (Image: AP)

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 People look at umbrella light sculptures in a park in Minsk, Belarus. (Image: AP)

People look at umbrella light sculptures in a park in Minsk, Belarus. (Image: AP)

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 A boy looks through a Christmas tree decoration in downtown Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, Russia, illuminated for New Year celebrations. (Image: AP)

A boy looks through a Christmas tree decoration in downtown Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, Russia, illuminated for New Year celebrations. (Image: AP)

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 Conductor Christian Thielemann, center, conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during a rehearsal for the traditional New Year's concert at the golden hall of Vienna's Musikverein, in Vienna, Austria. (Image: AP)

Conductor Christian Thielemann, center, conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during a rehearsal for the traditional New Year's concert at the golden hall of Vienna's Musikverein, in Vienna, Austria. (Image: AP)

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 Visitors inspect the light compositions in the park in Minsk, Belarus. (Image: AP)

Visitors inspect the light compositions in the park in Minsk, Belarus. (Image: AP)

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 Members from the London School of Samba perform during a preview event ahead of the New Year's Day Parade, in London's Trafalgar Square. (Image: AP)

Members from the London School of Samba perform during a preview event ahead of the New Year's Day Parade, in London's Trafalgar Square. (Image: AP)

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 The National Grand Theater is lit by coloured lights to celebrate the upcoming new year in Beijing, China. (Image: Reuters)

The National Grand Theater is lit by coloured lights to celebrate the upcoming new year in Beijing, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman arranges red lanterns at a workshop ahead of New Year and Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Wuyi county, Zhejiang province, China. (Image: Reuters)

A woman arranges red lanterns at a workshop ahead of New Year and Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Wuyi county, Zhejiang province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 People shop a New Year tree at a street market with the air temperature at about -28 degrees Celsius in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

People shop a New Year tree at a street market with the air temperature at about -28 degrees Celsius in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Egyptians and tourists walk around illuminations in various shapes ahead of New Year celebrations, at the pedestrian area of Soho Square in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, south of Cairo, Egypt. (Image: Reuters)

Egyptians and tourists walk around illuminations in various shapes ahead of New Year celebrations, at the pedestrian area of Soho Square in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, south of Cairo, Egypt. (Image: Reuters)

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 Workers prepare a panel of Waterford Crystal triangles before attaching it to the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball on the roof of One Times Square in Manhattan, New York. (Image: Reuters)

Workers prepare a panel of Waterford Crystal triangles before attaching it to the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball on the roof of One Times Square in Manhattan, New York. (Image: Reuters)

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 The National Grand Theater is lit by coloured lights to celebrate the upcoming new year in Beijing, China. (Image: Reuters)

The National Grand Theater is lit by coloured lights to celebrate the upcoming new year in Beijing, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Egyptians take a photo near an illumination in the shape of a peacock ahead of New Year celebrations, at the pedestrian area of Soho Square in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, south of Cairo, Egypt. (Image: Reuters)

Egyptians take a photo near an illumination in the shape of a peacock ahead of New Year celebrations, at the pedestrian area of Soho Square in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, south of Cairo, Egypt. (Image: Reuters)

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 A child walks past New Year illumination in Yevpatoria, Crimea. (Image: Reuters)

A child walks past New Year illumination in Yevpatoria, Crimea. (Image: Reuters)

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 The National Grand Theater is lit by coloured lights to celebrate the upcoming new year in Beijing, China. (Image: Reuters)

The National Grand Theater is lit by coloured lights to celebrate the upcoming new year in Beijing, China. (Image: Reuters)

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