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World Cities Ring in 2010
As 2010 moved from Australia and Japan toward Europe and the United States, the mood of celebration was tempered in some places by the effects of the financial downturn and security concerns.
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Las Vegas

Jan. 1: Jen Cantrall, left, Diana Martinez, center and Stacy McCain from Orange County, Calif., rock out to the tribute band 'Fan Halen' during New Year's 2010 Tribute Palooza at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas

Jan. 1: Smoke from fireworks lingers over the Las Vegas Strip early Friday morning. Seven casino rooftops lit up the midnight sky to ring in the new year.

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New York City

Emme Zheng, of Greensboro, N.C., and others take part in the New Year's Eve festivities in New York's Times Square.

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New York City

New York City police officer Quinn keeps an eye on the crowd as New Year's Eve festivities begin on Times Square.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Thousands of people watch fireworks at Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro.

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Madrid, Spain

Fireworks explode over Madrid's regional government building in Puerta del Sol square to celebrates the starting of the Spanish European Presidency on New Year's Day.

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London

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

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Moscow

Russians celebrate the New Year on Red Square in Moscow, with the Kremlin and St. Basil's cathedral in background.

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Tel Aviv, Israel

Israelis celebrate the New Year inside a bus in motion in central Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, shortly after midnight.

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New Year's Eve Around the World

Jan. 1: Fireworks explode above downtown Jakarta's Welcome Monument, in Indonesia.

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New Year's Eve Around the World

Jan. 1: Fireworks light up the skyline of the financial district to usher in the New Year on in Singapore.

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New Year's Eve Around the World

Jan. 1: New Year fireworks light the Taipei cityscape from the tallest occupied building in the world, Taipei 101, in Taipei, Taiwan.

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New Year's Eve Around the World

Jan. 1: People celebrate the New Year at the Imjingak pavilion near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, about 32 miles north of Seoul.

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New Year's Eve Around the World

Jan. 1: Fireworks flash over Sydney Harbor during New Year celebrations. The annual fireworks extravaganza over the city's landmark harbor bridge and opera house are the centerpiece of Australia's celebrations, and generate some of the most striking images from a night of revelry across the globe.

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New Year's Eve Around the World

Dec. 31: Pakistani children write 'Peace and 2010' on the sand as the sun sets at Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan.

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New Year's Eve Around the World

Jan. 1: Crowds celebrate as balloons are released to mark the New Year at the Zojoji Temple, in Tokyo, seconds after midnight.

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New Year's Eve Around the World

Jan. 1: Crowds celebrate as balloons are released to mark the New Year at the Zojoji Temple, in Tokyo, seconds after midnight.

(AP)

New Year's Eve Around the World

Dec. 31: Filipinos buy round shaped fruits in the belief that it will bring them good fortune as they prepare to ring in the New Year in Manila, Philippines. 

(AP)

New Year's Eve Around the World

Dec. 31: An Indonesian police officer stands guard at Kuta beach in Bali. The U.S. Embassy warned Thursday of a possible New Year's Eve terrorist attack.

(AP)

New Year's Eve Around the World

Dec. 31: Fireworks flash over Sydney Harbor during New Year's Eve celebrations. The annual fireworks extravaganza over the city's landmark harbor bridge and opera house are the centerpiece of Australia's celebrations, and generate some of the most striking images from a night of revelry across the globe.

(AP)

New Year's Eve Around the World

Dec. 31: Zoo owner Manny Tangco, second left, joins a group of children as they blow paper horns to attract the attention of two Bengal tigers separated from them with glass on a pool on New Year's Eve at a zoo in suburban Malabon City, north of Manila, Philippines. The coming year 2010 falls on the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese calendar. 

(AP)

New Year's Eve Around the World

Jan. 1: Crowds celebrate as balloons are released to mark the New Year at the Zojoji Temple, in Tokyo, seconds after midnight.

(AP)

New Year's Eve Around the World

Jan. 1: Crowds celebrate as balloons are released to mark the New Year at the Zojoji Temple, in Tokyo, seconds after midnight.

(AP)

New Year's Eve Around the World

Dec. 31: Filipinos buy round shaped fruits in the belief that it will bring them good fortune as they prepare to ring in the New Year in Manila, Philippines. 

(AP)

New Year's Eve Around the World

Dec. 31: An Indonesian police officer stands guard at Kuta beach in Bali. The U.S. Embassy warned Thursday of a possible New Year's Eve terrorist attack.

(AP)

New Year's Eve Around the World

Dec. 31: Fireworks flash over Sydney Harbor during New Year's Eve celebrations. The annual fireworks extravaganza over the city's landmark harbor bridge and opera house are the centerpiece of Australia's celebrations, and generate some of the most striking images from a night of revelry across the globe.

(AP)

New Year's Eve Around the World

Dec. 31: Zoo owner Manny Tangco, second left, joins a group of children as they blow paper horns to attract the attention of two Bengal tigers separated from them with glass on a pool on New Year's Eve at a zoo in suburban Malabon City, north of Manila, Philippines. The coming year 2010 falls on the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese calendar. 

(AP)

World Cities Ring in 2010

As 2010 moved from Australia and Japan toward Europe and the United States, the mood of celebration was tempered in some places by the effects of the financial downturn and security concerns.

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