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New Year Celebrations Around the World

India | News18 | January 1, 2018, 9:33 am
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 People celebrate the new year during a countdown event at Yongdingmen Gate in Beijing, China. (Image: Reuters)

People celebrate the new year during a countdown event at Yongdingmen Gate in Beijing, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of year 2018 in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of year 2018 in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode over the Jacques Cartier bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Montreal. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the Jacques Cartier bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Montreal. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks erupt as the clock strikes midnight in Times Square during New Year's celebrations in New York. (Image: AP)

Fireworks erupt as the clock strikes midnight in Times Square during New Year's celebrations in New York. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode next to the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany. (Image: Reuters)

Fireworks explode next to the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany. (Image: Reuters)

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 Fireworks explode near the Sydney Opera House as part of new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

Fireworks explode near the Sydney Opera House as part of new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 People celebrate New Year at Eastwood mall in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines. (Image: Reuters)

People celebrate New Year at Eastwood mall in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines. (Image: Reuters)

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 Fireworks light up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

Fireworks light up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Fireworks explode over the downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year's celebrations. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year's celebrations. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong. (Image: Reuters)

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 People fly lanterns at Borobudur temple during New Year celebrations in Magelang, Indonesia. (Image: Reuters)

People fly lanterns at Borobudur temple during New Year celebrations in Magelang, Indonesia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Schoolchildren hold balloons as they pose during celebrations. (Image: Reuters)

Schoolchildren hold balloons as they pose during celebrations. (Image: Reuters)

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 Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations. (Image: AP)

Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations. (Image: AP)

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 An LED light show illuminates the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, to celebrate the New Year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Image: AP)

An LED light show illuminates the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, to celebrate the New Year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode around National Monument during New Year celebration in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: Antara Foto/Reuters)

Fireworks explode around National Monument during New Year celebration in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: Antara Foto/Reuters)

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 Fireworks explode over the center of Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, during New Year's celebrations in Russia. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the center of Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, during New Year's celebrations in Russia. (Image: AP)

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 The world's largest New Year street party, Edinburgh's Hogmanay. Looking across to fireworks over Edinburgh Castle where 75,000 revellers brought in the New Year in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Image: AP)

The world's largest New Year street party, Edinburgh's Hogmanay. Looking across to fireworks over Edinburgh Castle where 75,000 revellers brought in the New Year in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode over the River Thames behind the Elizabeth Tower which contains the bell known as

Fireworks explode over the River Thames behind the Elizabeth Tower which contains the bell known as "Big Ben", at the Houses of Parliament in London, as New Year's celebrations take place after midnight. (Image: AP)

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 People celebrate the new year during a countdown event at Yongdingmen Gate in Beijing, China. (Image: Reuters)

People celebrate the new year during a countdown event at Yongdingmen Gate in Beijing, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 People watch as fireworks explode over the central square during the New Year's celebration in the Belarusian town of Novogrudok, 150 km (93 miles) west of the capital Mins. (Image: AP)

People watch as fireworks explode over the central square during the New Year's celebration in the Belarusian town of Novogrudok, 150 km (93 miles) west of the capital Mins. (Image: AP)

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

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

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 The world's largest New Year street party, Edinburgh's Hogmanay. (Image: AP)

The world's largest New Year street party, Edinburgh's Hogmanay. (Image: AP)

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

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

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 Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Lebanese watch a fireworks display during the New Year's celebrations in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

Lebanese watch a fireworks display during the New Year's celebrations in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania, shortly after midnight during the New Year's celebrations. (Image: AP)

Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania, shortly after midnight during the New Year's celebrations. (Image: AP)

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 Polish people celebrate New Year in downtown in Warsaw, Poland. (Image: AP)

Polish people celebrate New Year in downtown in Warsaw, Poland. (Image: AP)

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 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)

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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 Participants pose for photos after a count down to the New Year event in Beijing, China. (Image: AP)

Participants pose for photos after a count down to the New Year event in Beijing, China. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of year 2018 in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of year 2018 in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks light up the Sydney Opera House as part of new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

Fireworks light up the Sydney Opera House as part of new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Children wear

Children wear "2018" glasses as they wait for the new year fireworks in Hong Kong, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Fireworks explode over Lotte Group's 123-storey skyscraper Lotte World Tower as it is illuminated during New Year celebration in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: Reuters)

Fireworks explode over Lotte Group's 123-storey skyscraper Lotte World Tower as it is illuminated during New Year celebration in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: Reuters)

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 Girls hold candles of 2018 to welcome the New Year at Ridge in Shimla. (Image: PTI)

Girls hold candles of 2018 to welcome the New Year at Ridge in Shimla. (Image: PTI)

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 People release balloons as they take part in a New Year countdown event in celebrations to ring in 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Image: Reuters)

People release balloons as they take part in a New Year countdown event in celebrations to ring in 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Image: Reuters)

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 Fireworks explode from Auckland's Sky Tower as the new year is welcomed to New Zealand. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode from Auckland's Sky Tower as the new year is welcomed to New Zealand. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks explode from the Taipei 101 building during the New Year's celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode from the Taipei 101 building during the New Year's celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 People celebrate New Year at Eastwood mall in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines. (Image: Reuters)

People celebrate New Year at Eastwood mall in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines. (Image: Reuters)

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 Revelers gather on Times Square in New York as they take part in a New Year's Eve celebration. (Image: AP)

Revelers gather on Times Square in New York as they take part in a New Year's Eve celebration. (Image: AP)

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 People walk under decorations for new year through the alley leading to Asakusa Sensoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

People walk under decorations for new year through the alley leading to Asakusa Sensoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo. (Image: AP)

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 Visitors watch the fireworks display during a New Year celebration event at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo. (Image: AP)

Visitors watch the fireworks display during a New Year celebration event at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo. (Image: AP)

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 A New year celebration “Nanma” 2018 at Puthukkalavattom in Kochi. (Image: PTI)

A New year celebration “Nanma” 2018 at Puthukkalavattom in Kochi. (Image: PTI)

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 Female impersonator Gary Marion, known as

Female impersonator Gary Marion, known as "Sushi," is lowered on Duval Street in Key West, Fla. The Red Shoe Drop was one of the six distinct "drops" Key West to celebrate the beginning of 2018. (Image: AP)

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 Fireworks light the sky over the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral during the New Year's Day celebrations in central Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

Fireworks light the sky over the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral during the New Year's Day celebrations in central Moscow, Russia. (Image: AP)

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 Pope Francis holds a monstrance as he celebrates a new year's eve vespers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (Image: AP)

Pope Francis holds a monstrance as he celebrates a new year's eve vespers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (Image: AP)

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 Pigeons are released during the first flag raising ceremony of the year with the Guard of Honor of the Chinese People's Liberation Army taking over the ceremonial duty from the Paramilitary police in Beijing, China. (Image: AP)

Pigeons are released during the first flag raising ceremony of the year with the Guard of Honor of the Chinese People's Liberation Army taking over the ceremonial duty from the Paramilitary police in Beijing, China. (Image: AP)

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 Youth bid goodbye to the last sunset of the year 2017 as they prepare to welcome the New Year 2018, in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

Youth bid goodbye to the last sunset of the year 2017 as they prepare to welcome the New Year 2018, in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

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 Fireworks explode from Auckland's Sky Tower as the new year is welcomed to New Zealand. (Image: AP)

Fireworks explode from Auckland's Sky Tower as the new year is welcomed to New Zealand. (Image: AP)

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

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

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 Russian dancer performs on the stage during a New Year Party in Ranchi. (Image: PTI)

Russian dancer performs on the stage during a New Year Party in Ranchi. (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. (Image: AP)

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

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