16 images of New Year celebrations from around the world

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Sunday 01 January 2017 11:30
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The new year is finally upon us, and celebrations continue all over the world.

Here are how different countries stepped into 2017:

1. United Kingdom

Fireworks light up along the river Thames, near the Big Ben and London Eye as the clock strikes 12.

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2. United States of America

People throw themselves in confetti during NYE celebrations, New York.

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3. Australia

Fireworks go off at Mrs Macquaries chair, Sydney.

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4. France

Two people kiss during NYE celebrations on the Champs Elysees, Paris.

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5. Brazil

People watch fireworks at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

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6. South Korea

A woman prays in front of lanterns at the Buddhist temple at Chogye to celebrate the new year, Seoul.

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7. Japan

People release balloons to celebrate the New Year, Tokyo.

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8. China

Children perform at the Olympic Forest Park for New Year’s Eve celebrations, Beijing.

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9. Dubai

Fireworks exploding from Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, Dubai.

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10. Germany

New Year’s Eve revellers are seen in front of the Cologne Cathedral during the light installation by the artist Phillip Geist. Cologne, Germany.

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11. Thailand

People hold images of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej during NYE celebrations in front of the Grand Palace, Bangkok.

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12. Egypt

Revellers watch a light show on the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx in celebration of the new year, Egypt.

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13. Lebanon

People celebrate the new year with parties and fancy dress, Beirut.

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14. Russia

Fireworks over the Kremlin herald the new year in Moscow.

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15. India

Indian Sikh devotees pray at the Golden Temple for new years, Amritsar.

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16. Spain

A light show and fireworks display marks the new year in Barcelona.

Picture: Pau Barrena/Getty(Picture: Pau Barrena/Getty)

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