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New Year Celebrations Around the World

Cities large and small across the world prepare their own fireworks displays, concerts and other celebrations unique to their communities.
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Fireworks explode over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Jan. 1, 2015.
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Fireworks explode over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Jan. 1, 2015.

People release balloons beside the Tokyo Tower to celebrate the New Year during an annual countdown ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 1, 2015.
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People release balloons beside the Tokyo Tower to celebrate the New Year during an annual countdown ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 1, 2015.

Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor as celebrating the 2015 new year in Hong Kong, Jan. 1, 2015.
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Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor as celebrating the 2015 new year in Hong Kong, Jan. 1, 2015.

A group of people wave as seagulls fly near by during the last sun set of the year at a jetty in Yangon river, Myanmar, Dec.31, 2014.
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A group of people wave as seagulls fly near by during the last sun set of the year at a jetty in Yangon river, Myanmar, Dec.31, 2014.

Students form "2015" standing on snow to welcome the upcoming New Year at Shenyang Agriculture University in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, Dec. 31, 2014.
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Students form "2015" standing on snow to welcome the upcoming New Year at Shenyang Agriculture University in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, Dec. 31, 2014.

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