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Revelers brace freezing cold temperatures in Times Square ahead of New Year's celebrations in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 31, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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TOPSHOT - Images are projected on the Arc de Triomphe monument as fireworks explode during a laser and 3D video mapping show as part of the New Year celebrations in Paris on January 1, 2018. / AFP / GUILLAUME SOUVANT
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People watch as fireworks explode over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 1, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Landau NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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TOPSHOT - A woman applies coloured powder to a "rangoli", a Hindu ritual design, to usher in the New Year in front of a home in Hyderabad on January 1, 2018. Rangolis are drawn in front of homes early in the morning to welcome relatives and friends to mark the New Year. / AFP / Noah SEELAM
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Fireworks explode over the Ebrie lagoon during New Year celebrations in Abidjan on January 1, 2018. / AFP / Sia KAMBOU
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TOPSHOT - Fireworks explode over the Kremlin during New Year celebrations in central Moscow early on January 1, 2018 / AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV
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Indian Christians release balloons in the sky as they welcome 2018 in Ahmedabad on January 1, 2018. Thousands of Christians assembled at Methodist Church Maninagar after their prayers. / AFP / SAM PANTHAKY
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Pakistani people prepare to release lanterns as they gather to celebrate the new year in Lahore early on January 1, 2018. / AFP / ARIF ALI
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People ice skate during New Years Eve celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
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People cheer as they release balloons during New Year celebrations outside a church in Ahmedabad, India, January 1, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Fireworks go off to mark the beginning 2018 during New Years Eve celebrations held at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Monday, Jan 1, 2018.(Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Revelers celebrate, as a replica of a conch shell is lowered to the roof of Sloppy Joe's Bar during the Conch Shell Drop, at Duval Street in Key West, Florida, U.S., January 1, 2018. Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
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TOPSHOT - A Pakistani man dances on a street next to fireworks as he celebrates the new year during in the port city of Karachi early on January 1, 2018. / AFP / ASIF HASSAN
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TOPSHOT - Bulgarians watch fireworks explode during New Year celebrations in central Sofia early on January 1, 2018. / AFP / Dimitar DILKOFF
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TOPSHOT - Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2018. / AFP / Tolga AKMEN
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TOPSHOT - This picture from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken and released on January 1, 2018 shows fireworks ushering in the New Year in Pyongyang. South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. / AFP / KCNA VIA KNS / - / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVE
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Fireworks erupt and confetti flies as the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's celebration in Times Square as seen from the Marriott Marquis in New York, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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TOPSHOT - Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2018. / AFP / Tolga AKMEN
Updated 01 January 2018

Photos of New Year celebrations around the world

People around the world are welcoming 2018 with fireworks displays, partying and an array of local traditions.
(Photo courtesy: AFP/ Reuters /AP )