A sadhu blows a conch shell with 2011 new year written on his forehead on the bank of the river Ganga in Allahabad.
A youth walks away from a marble elephant statue after watching the final sunset of the year from what is known as the Giant Granite Rock above the Jackali Mahadev Temple in the village of Narlai, Rajasthan.
The sky above the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city center lights up at midnight during the fireworks display to celebrate the New Year's Day in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011.
A child wears a pair of 2011 novelty glasses during New Year Eve celebrations in Hong Kong's Times Square December 31, 2010.
Women dressed in Christmas costumes talk before the start of a New Year parade in Bishkek December 31, 2010.
Women dressed in Christmas costumes embrace to keep warm before the start of a New Year parade in Bishkek December 31, 2010.
Performers from the Guo Guang Opera Company pose after their rehearsal for a new program titled 'Pan Jin Lian' for the New Year's Eve, at the National Theatre Concert Hall in Taipei.
Students sit in a formation during New Year celebrations outside their school in Ahmedabad.
A man takes a photograph of the last sunset of the year 2010, in Mumbai.
Muslim and Hindu social activists pose for photographs as they wish for unity in the New Year, in Allahabad.
A man has his head shaved with the design to celebrate the new year in Karad.
A sadhu adds the sunrise to figures of the new year on his forehead on the banks of the river Ganga in Allahabad.