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New Year celebrations around the world
A look at how people around the world welcomed 2016.
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New York

Confetti falls during the annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square.
(AP)

Rio de Janeiro

Fireworks light the sky over Copacabana beach, marking the start of a year that will see Rio de Janiero host the Summer Olympics.
(AP)

London

Fireworks explode over the River Thames and Big Ben
(AP)

Paris

'2016' appears during a 5-minute video performance displayed on the Arc de Triomphe as part of the New Year celebrations on the Champs Elysees. Paris toned down its New Year's celebrations in the wake of the Nov. 13 terror attacks in the city that killed 130 people. 
(AP )

Egypt

A couple takes a selfie as fireworks mark New Year's Eve at the Giza Pyramids near Cairo
(AP)

Berlin

Fireworks light the sky above the Brandenburg Gate
(AP )

Moscow

A young couple share a tender moment at Red Square, with St. Basil's Cathedral in the background.
(AP)

Tokyo

New Year's Day worshippers pray for good luck during their first visit of the year to the Hie Shrine
(AP )

Sydney

Fireworks explode over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge
(AP)

New Year celebrations around the world

A look at how people around the world welcomed 2016.

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