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Happy New Year! Photos of Celebrations Around the World

Hooray! See photos of revelers around the world.

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations Around the World

Hooray! See photos of revelers around the world.

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Dresden, Germany

Fireworks erupt over on the Elbe river in Dresden, eastern Germany during the New Year's celebrations.

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Cologne. Germany

Fireworks light up the Dom church on the Rhine river in Cologne, western Germany after midnight as part of the New Year celebrations.

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Funchal Bay, Madeira Island

Fireworks light up the sky above Funchal Bay, Madeira Island, to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.

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Tokyo, Japan

People release balloons to celebrate the New Year's during an annual countdown ceremony produced by the Prince Park Tower Tokyo.

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Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee lights oil lamps at the Kelaniya Temple in Kelaniya on January 1, 2013. Many Sri Lankans marked the beginning of the 2013 New Year with religious ceremonies.

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New York City

Confetti rains down at the stroke of midnight in Times Square.

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New York City

Confetti rains down at the stroke of midnight as close to one million gather in Times Square.

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New York City

A worker clears confetti from a sidewalk in Times Square after midnight.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

People watch fireworks along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on January 1, 2013, during celebrations by over three million people attending New Year's Eve festivities.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fireworks light up the sky along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro during celebrations by over three million people attending New Year's Eve festivities.

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London, England

Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year.

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London, England

Crowds gather on The Embankment close to Big Ben and the London Eye in central London just before midnight in London.

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Athens, Greece

Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis Hill during the New Year's celebrations in Athens, Greece.

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Warsaw, Poland

That's Szczesliwego Nowego Roku to them. (We think so, anyway.)

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Moscow, Russia

Revelers watch fireworks illuminating over St. Basil cathedral at the Red Square in Moscow.

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Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesians watch firework explode in the capital. 

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Singapore

People are silhouetted as fireworks explode over the Singapore financial district to mark the start of the new year.

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Singapore

Fireworks illuminate the sky to usher the new year at the Marina Bay in Singapore.

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Sydney, Australia

Cheers, mate! Australia revels in being among the first to ring in 2013. 

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Hong Kong

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. 

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Hong Kong

More festivities from Victoria Harbour.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Lights burst in the sky near Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers.

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Panmunjom, South Korea

In a celebration fused with activistms, revelers in South Korea gathered near the border village of Panmunjom, just over the line from North Korea. About 5,000 participants prayed for a peaceful solution to the rising tension over the north's nuclear weapons programs and hoped for an early reunification of the divided Koreas.

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Taipei, Taiwan

Wowza! A firework display explodes off Taiwan's tallest skyscraper, Taipei101.