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World Welcomes 2018 in Style: 12 Best Pictures Captured

World | Associated Press | January 1, 2018, 2:09 pm
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 A couple hug each other as they watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A couple hug each other as they watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (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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 President Donald Trump arrives for a New Year's Eve gala at his Mar-a-Lago resort with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron. (Image: AP)

President Donald Trump arrives for a New Year's Eve gala at his Mar-a-Lago resort with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron. (Image: AP)

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 Pope Francis kisses a statue of the Divine Infant as he celebrates a new year's eve vespers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (Image: AP)

Pope Francis kisses a statue of the Divine Infant as he celebrates a new year's eve vespers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (Image: AP)

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 Sugarland band members, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush perform on stage at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square in New York. (Image: AP)

Sugarland band members, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush perform on stage at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square in New York. (Image: AP)

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 The first sun of the New Year rises behind the 62 storey in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: Reuters)

The first sun of the New Year rises behind the 62 storey in Karachi, Pakistan. (Image: Reuters)

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 An Indian family wave towards the sun as they watch the last sunset of 2017 in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

An Indian family wave towards the sun as they watch the last sunset of 2017 in Hyderabad. (Image: AP)

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 Alex Koval and Andre Prysciec share a moment after marking the beginning of 2018 during New Year's Eve celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. (Image: AP)

Alex Koval and Andre Prysciec share a moment after marking the beginning of 2018 during New Year's Eve celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. (Image: AP)

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 A man walks near The Ritz as it is engulfed in smoke from new year celebration fireworks in London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

A man walks near The Ritz as it is engulfed in smoke from new year celebration fireworks in London, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

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

Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of the 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 explode behind the Elizabeth Tower, commonly known as Big Ben, during New Year's Eve celebrations in London, Britain on January 1, 2018. (Image: Reuters)

Fireworks explode behind the Elizabeth Tower, commonly known as Big Ben, during New Year's Eve celebrations in London, Britain on January 1, 2018. (Image: Reuters)