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This Is How The World Celebrated 2017 (And The End Of Goddamn 2016)

So long, 2016!

Last updated on January 1, 2017, at 1:20 a.m. ET

Posted on December 31, 2016, at 9:48 a.m. ET

New York

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Confetti fell as the clock struck midnight during New Year celebrations in Times Square in New York.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Revelers celebrated during fireworks marking the start of the New Year on Copacabana beach.

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A traditional homage to the Brazilian Goddess of the Sea, Iemanja, was placed in the sand on Copacabana beach.

London, England

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Fireworks lit up the London skyline.

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Paris, France

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Lights were projected on the Arc de Triomphe.

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Cologne, Germany

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Fireworks explode around the High Cathedral of Saint Peter during new year celebrations.


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German police officers took pictures as fireworks exploded next to the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate.

Vienna, Austria

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Fireworks lit up the night sky over Vienna as residents welcomed 2017.

Moscow, Russia

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Fireworks illuminated the sky over the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral during the New Year's Day celebrations in central Moscow.

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Karachi, Pakistan

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People in Karachi gathered around to celebrate the new year as green-hued fireworks took over the sky.

Yangon, Myanmar

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Fireworks lit up the sky near the Shwedagon pagoda during Yandon's countdown to the new year.

Jakarta, Indonesia

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People marveled at a fireworks show at Jakarta's famous Selamat Datang Monument during the city's New Year's Eve celebrations.

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Pyongyang, North Korea

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People admired the fireworks display in Pyongyang as they rang in the new year.

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Quezon City, Philippines

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The Philippines rang in the new year with a fireworks show over the Quezon Memorial Circle, located in Manila's metropolis.

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Marina Bay, Singapore

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Singaporeans celebrated the new year with a fireworks display in the middle of Marina Bay.

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Taipei, Taiwan

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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.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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New Years celebrations kicked off in Kuala Lumpur with fireworks over the city's landmark Petronas Twin Towers.

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Hong Kong, China

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Crowds lined a waterfront in Hong Kong to take in the fireworks display over the city's skyline.

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Sydney, Australia

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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.

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Auckland, New Zealand

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New Zealanders watched some 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of fireworks explode around the SkyTower in Auckland at midnight.

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Seoul, South Korea

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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.

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Bali, Indonesia

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Dancers gathered on Saturday for a parade in Denpasar on the Indonesian Island of Bali.

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