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Fireworks explode over the London Eye in central London, as part of the New Year celebrations. (Jan. 1, 2013)

New Year's celebrations around the world

A look in photos at New Year's celebrations from across the globe.

A man dressed up as the God of
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A man dressed up as the God of the Sea shows the two-degree Celcius temperature of the North sea waters during a traditional New Year's bath in Burhave, Germany. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Natalie Tuccia and Sarah Johnston put their arms
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Natalie Tuccia and Sarah Johnston put their arms around another swimmer as they joined around a thousand New Year swimmers, many in costume, braved freezing conditions in the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the annual Loony Dook Swim In South Queensferry, Scotland. (Jan. 1, 2013)

A Thai woman applies gold leave on a
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A Thai woman applies gold leave on a Buddha statue during a mass alm offering to celebrate the New Year in Bangkok, Thailand. (Jan. 1, 2013)

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A man sets off fireworks to usher in
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A man sets off fireworks to usher in New Year's Day in Manila. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Fireworks illuminate the night sky before Sugar Loaf
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Fireworks illuminate the night sky before Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro to mark the start of New Year's Day. (Jan. 1 2013)

Fireworks light up Toronto City Hall marking the
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Fireworks light up Toronto City Hall marking the official start of 2013 as a large crowd fills Nathan Phillips Square to celebrate the New Year in Toronto. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Revelers hug during New Year's celebrations in Madrid,
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Revelers hug during New Year's celebrations in Madrid, Spain. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Fireworks explode above the statue of King Carol
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Fireworks explode above the statue of King Carol I in downtown Bucharest, Romania during celebrations for the New Year. (Jan. 1, 2013)

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Revelers are gathered on the Champs Elysee to
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Revelers are gathered on the Champs Elysee to celebrate the New Year in Paris, France. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Revelers celebrate the New Year on the Champs
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Revelers celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysee in Paris, France. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Party-goers on Princes Street in Edinburgh, Scotland crowd
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Party-goers on Princes Street in Edinburgh, Scotland crowd during a part of the New Year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations. (Dec. 31, 2012)

Fireworks explode over the London Eye in central
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Fireworks explode over the London Eye in central London, as part of the New Year celebrations. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big
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Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London. (Jan. 1, 2013)

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People gather to celebrate the New Year at
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People gather to celebrate the New Year at the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Fireworks explode behind the Quadriga statue on top
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Fireworks explode behind the Quadriga statue on top of the Brandenburg Gate shortly after midnight in Berlin, Germany. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple at
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Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis Hill during the New Year's celebrations in Athens. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Lebanese people kiss as they celebrate on New
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Lebanese people kiss as they celebrate on New Year's eve in Beirut. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Fireworks are launched from the Taipei 101 building
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Fireworks are launched from the Taipei 101 building to mark the new year in Taipei, Taiwan. (Jan. 1, 2013)

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People gather to celebrate the New Year in
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People gather to celebrate the New Year in front of St. Basil cathedral at the Red Square in Moscow. (Jan. 1, 2013)

A Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee lights oil lamps
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A Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee lights oil lamps at the Kelaniya Temple in Kelaniya. (Jan. 1, 2013)

People watch New Year's fireworks near the Shwe
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People watch New Year's fireworks near the Shwe Da Gon pagoda at Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon, Myanmar. (Dec. 31, 2012)

A lightshow illuminates the Summer Palace during a
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A lightshow illuminates the Summer Palace during a new year during a countdown event in Beijing. (Dec. 31, 2012)

A lightshow illuminates the Summer Palace during a
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A lightshow illuminates the Summer Palace during a new year countdown event in Beijing. (Dec. 31, 2012)

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Dancers beat drums to celebrate the New Year
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Dancers beat drums to celebrate the New Year near the South Korea border village of Panmunjom. About 5,000 celebrators prayed for a peaceful solution to the rising tension over North Korea's nuclear weapons programs and hope for an early reunification of the divided country. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Fireworks brighten the sky near a Malaysian landmark,
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Fireworks brighten the sky near a Malaysian landmark, the Petronas towers, during the New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Fireworks burst in the sky near a Malaysian
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Fireworks burst in the sky near a Malaysian landmark, the Petronas towers, during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur. (Jan. 1, 2013)

A fireworks display explodes off the tallest skyscraper
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A fireworks display explodes off the tallest skyscraper in Taipei, Taiwan, to usher in 2013. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong
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Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong to celebrate the start of 2013. (Jan. 1, 2013)

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Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong
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Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong to celebrate the start of 2013. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Fireworks explode outside a convention center near Victoria
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Fireworks explode outside a convention center near Victoria Harbor during New Year celebrations in Hong Kong. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Fireworks explode outside a convention center near Victoria
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Fireworks explode outside a convention center near Victoria Harbor during New Year celebrations in Hong Kong. (Jan. 1, 2013)

A man watches fireworks explode during New Year
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A man watches fireworks explode during New Year celebrations in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Partiers release balloons with wishes to celebrate the
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Partiers release balloons with wishes to celebrate the start of the New Year during an annual countdown ceremony produced by the Prince Park Tower Tokyo. Some 1,000 balloons were released. (Jan. 1, 2013)

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Partiers release balloons with wishes to celebrate the
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Partiers release balloons with wishes to celebrate the start of the New Year during an annual countdown ceremony produced by the Prince Park Tower Tokyo. Some 1,000 balloons were released. (Jan. 1, 2013)

People release balloons carrying wishes to celebrate the
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People release balloons carrying wishes to celebrate the New Year during an annual countdown ceremony produced by the Prince Park Tower Tokyo. About 1,000 balloons were released. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Fireworks light up the sky above the Sydney
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Fireworks light up the sky above the Sydney Harbour Bridge during New Year's Eve celebrations in Australia, the first time zone to enter 2013. (Dec. 31, 2012)

Fireworks light up the sky above the Sydney
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Fireworks light up the sky above the Sydney Harbour Bridge during New Year's Eve celebrations in Australia, the first time zone to enter 2013. (Dec. 31, 2012)

Fireworks light up the sky above the Sydney
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Fireworks light up the sky above the Sydney Harbour Bridge during New Year's Eve celebrations in Australia, the first time zone to enter 2013. (Dec. 31, 2012)

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Fireworks light up the sky above the Sydney
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Fireworks light up the sky above the Sydney Harbour Bridge on New Year's Eve in Australia, the first time zone to enter 2013. (Dec. 31, 2012)

Fireworks explode above Sydney Harbour during the New
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Fireworks explode above Sydney Harbour during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Australia. (Jan. 1, 2013)

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