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How People Around The World Celebrated The New Year And Said Goodbye To 2018

See ya never, 2018.

Last updated on January 1, 2019, at 4:45 a.m. ET

Posted on December 31, 2018, at 8:22 p.m. ET

Sydney, Australia

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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Tokyo, Japan

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Young people wearing fox face paint participate in the Oji Fox Parade to mark the new year in Tokyo.

Seoul, South Korea

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A woman lights candles during New Year's celebrations at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple.

Beijing, China

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People celebrate the new year outside Beijing's National Stadium.


Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Fireworks illuminate the city skyline in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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A child holds a sparkler during New Year's celebrations in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Rawalpindi, Pakistan

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Young Pakistanis enjoy a fireworks display during New Year's celebrations in Rawalpindi.


Moscow, Russia

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People watch as fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Moscow.

Baghdad, Iraq

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Fireworks burst above the Baghdad Tower in the Iraqi capital.

Athens, Greece

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Fireworks explode above the ancient Parthenon temple in Athens.

Paris, France

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"Yellow vest" protesters pose for a selfie with a reveler as people gather along the Champs-Γ‰lysΓ©es for New Year's celebrations.

Munich, Germany

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Fireworks explode over the Frauenkirche cathedral.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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People watch fireworks near the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam.

Vienna, Austria

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Fireworks explode over Vienna's city hall.


London, England

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Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London.

Lisbon, Portugal

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Fireworks light the sky marking New Year, behind Lisbon's Saint George castle.


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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People watch fireworks from the water on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

New York City, New York

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Joey and Claudia Flores, of California, kiss as confetti falls in New York's Times Square.

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Revelers watch at Drai’s nightclub as fireworks explode on the Las Vegas Strip.

San Francisco, California

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Fireworks light up the sky during New Year's celebrations in San Francisco.

Vatican City

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Pope Francis leads a Holy Mass to mark the 52nd World Day of Peace on Jan. 1, 2019, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

Nairobi, Kenya

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A woman holds a sparkler during New Year celebrations in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.


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