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Fireworks explode from Burj Khalifa during New Year's Eve celebrations in Dubai, UAE. (AFP)
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New Year's Eve fireworks light up the sky over the Sydney Opera House (L) and Harbour Bridge during the fireworks display in Sydney on January 1, 2023. (AFP)
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New Year's Eve fireworks light up the sky over the Sydney Opera House (L) and Harbour Bridge during the fireworks display in Sydney on January 1, 2023. (AFP)
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New Year's Eve fireworks light up the sky over the Sydney Opera House (L) and Harbour Bridge during the fireworks display in Sydney on January 1, 2023. (AFP)
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New Year's Eve fireworks light up the sky over the Sydney Opera House (L) and Harbour Bridge during the fireworks display in Sydney on January 1, 2023. (AFP)
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People hold numeric shaped balloons during celebrations on the eve of New Year in Amritsar on December 31, 2022. (AFP)
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Women are silhouetted against the setting sun as they hold up numeric shaped balloons on the eve of New Year in Bhopal. (AFP)
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People enjoy the last day of the year on New Year's Eve at Gwanghwamun square in central Seoul on December 31, 2022. (AFP)
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People gather at the sea promenade, lit up during sunset on New Year’s Eve in Mumbai on December 31, 2022. (AFP)
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Bystanders look on as fireworks light up the sky for New Year celebrations over Taipei 101 in Taipei on January 1, 2023. (AFP)
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Revellers count down to the new year at the Shougang Park in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (AP)
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Revellers count down to the new year at the Shougang Park in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (AP)
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People celebrate during a New Year's Eve party in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, January 1, 2023. (Reuters)
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Fireworks light up the sky in Manila to celebrate during New Year celebrations on January 1, 2023. (AFP)
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Fireworks light up the sky in Manila to celebrate during New Year celebrations on January 1, 2023. (AFP)
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People celebrate during a New Year's Eve party in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, January 1, 2023. (Reuters)
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Revellers watch a fireworks and laser show as they celebrate the New Year next to Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong on January 1, 2023. (AFPP)
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Revellers watch a fireworks and laser show as they celebrate the New Year next to Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong on January 1, 2023. (AFPP)
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Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong, China January 1, 2023. (Reuters)
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Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong, China January 1, 2023. (Reuters)
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Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during the New Year celebrations, in Bangkok, Thailand, January 1, 2023. (Reuters)
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Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during the New Year celebrations, in Bangkok, Thailand, January 1, 2023. (Reuters)
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Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during the New Year celebrations, in Bangkok, Thailand, January 1, 2023. (Reuters)
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People pose for a picture with a lit up 2023 sign at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem on December 31, 2022. (AFP)
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People pose for a picture with a lit up 2023 sign at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem on December 31, 2022. (AFP)
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People pose for a picture with a lit up 2023 sign at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem on December 31, 2022. (AFP)
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A man sells balloons along the waterfront of the Shat al-Arab river in the southern city of Basra, 550kms south of Baghdad, on December 31, 2022, ahead of the new year. (AFP)
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A man sells flowers at the waterfront of the Shat al-Arab river in the southern city of Basra, 550kms south of Baghdad, on December 31, 2022, ahead of the new year. (AFP)
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Men look at the water at the waterfront of the Shat al-Arab river in the southern city of Basra, 550kms south of Baghdad, on December 31, 2022, ahead of the new year. (AFP)
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Iraqis gather around the citadel of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, ahead of New Year's celebrations on December 31, 2022. (AFP)
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Iraqis gather around the citadel of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, ahead of New Year's celebrations on December 31, 2022. (AFP)
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Iraqis gather around the citadel of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, ahead of New Year's celebrations on December 31, 2022. (AFP)
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Fireworks explode over the London Eye ferris wheel as Britons across the country welcome the New Year, in London, Britain, January 1, 2023. (Reuters)
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Fireworks illuminate the night sky over Zurich, Switzerland, during New Year's celebrations, on Sunday, January 1, 2023. (Michael Buholzer/Keystone via AP)
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A reveller spins burning-steel wool to spread sparks of fire during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Nairobi, Kenya January 1, 2023. (Reuters)
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Fireworks explode next to the Arc de Triomphe, at the Avenue des Champs-Elysees during New Year celebrations in Paris, early on January 1, 2023. (AFP)
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Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Arc de Triomphe during the New Year's celebrations on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, January 1, 2023. (Reuters)
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Berlin's famous landmark Brandenburg Gate is illuminated during the New Year's celebrations in Berlin, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. (AP)
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People gather in front of the torii gate of Oarai Isosaki shrine to watch the sunrise on New Year's Day in Oarai of Ibaraki Prefecture on January 1, 2023. (AFP)
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Updated 22 January 2023

2023 New Year’s Eve around the world

LONDON: The world's eight billion people began ushering in 2023 on Saturday and bidding farewell to a turbulent 12 months marked by war in Europe, stinging price rises, Lionel Messi's World Cup glory and the deaths of Queen Elizabeth, Pele and former pope Benedict.

See some of the celebrations of the new year above.