So long, 2016!
Alicia Melville-Smith and
Last updated on January 1, 2017, at 1:20 a.m. ET
Posted on December 31, 2016, at 9:48 a.m. ET
Confetti fell as the clock struck midnight during New Year celebrations in Times Square in New York.
Revelers celebrated during fireworks marking the start of the New Year on Copacabana beach.
A traditional homage to the Brazilian Goddess of the Sea, Iemanja, was placed in the sand on Copacabana beach.
Fireworks lit up the London skyline.
Lights were projected on the Arc de Triomphe.
Fireworks explode around the High Cathedral of Saint Peter during new year celebrations.
German police officers took pictures as fireworks exploded next to the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate.
Fireworks lit up the night sky over Vienna as residents welcomed 2017.
Fireworks illuminated the sky over the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral during the New Year's Day celebrations in central Moscow.
People in Karachi gathered around to celebrate the new year as green-hued fireworks took over the sky.
Fireworks lit up the sky near the Shwedagon pagoda during Yandon's countdown to the new year.
People marveled at a fireworks show at Jakarta's famous Selamat Datang Monument during the city's New Year's Eve celebrations.
People admired the fireworks display in Pyongyang as they rang in the new year.
The Philippines rang in the new year with a fireworks show over the Quezon Memorial Circle, located in Manila's metropolis.
Singaporeans celebrated the new year with a fireworks display in the middle of Marina Bay.
Taipei's well-known building, Taipei 101, was easily the main focus of the city's new year celebrations as fireworks exploded from the structure.
New Years celebrations kicked off in Kuala Lumpur with fireworks over the city's landmark Petronas Twin Towers.
Crowds lined a waterfront in Hong Kong to take in the fireworks display over the city's skyline.
In Sydney, the city's Harbour Bridge and Opera House were once again the centerpieces of the annual fireworks display, as people watched on boats or on land.
New Zealanders watched some 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of fireworks explode around the SkyTower in Auckland at midnight.
In Seoul, protesters turned New Year's Eve into a political event holding a candle-lit rally calling for President Park Geun-Hye's immediate departure from office.
Dancers gathered on Saturday for a parade in Denpasar on the Indonesian Island of Bali.
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