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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

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

Tokyo, Japan

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

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

Beijing, China

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


Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Fireworks illuminate the city skyline in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
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Fireworks illuminate the city skyline in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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


Rawalpindi, Pakistan

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


Moscow, Russia

People watch as fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Moscow.
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People watch as fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Moscow.

Baghdad, Iraq

Fireworks burst above the Baghdad Tower in the Iraqi capital.
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Fireworks burst above the Baghdad Tower in the Iraqi capital.

Athens, Greece

Fireworks explode above the ancient Parthenon temple in Athens.
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Fireworks explode above the ancient Parthenon temple in Athens.

Paris, France

"Yellow vest" protesters pose for a selfie with a reveler as people gather along the Champs-Élysées for New Year's celebrations.
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"Yellow vest" protesters pose for a selfie with a reveler as people gather along the Champs-Élysées for New Year's celebrations.

Munich, Germany

Fireworks explode over the Frauenkirche cathedral.
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Fireworks explode over the Frauenkirche cathedral.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

People watch fireworks near the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam.
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People watch fireworks near the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam.

Vienna, Austria

Fireworks explode over Vienna's city hall.
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Fireworks explode over Vienna's city hall.


London, England

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

Lisbon, Portugal

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


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

New York City, New York

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

Las Vegas, Nevada

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

San Francisco, California

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

Vatican City

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.
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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

A woman holds a sparkler during New Year celebrations in the Kibera slum in 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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