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New Year Celebrations Around the World

The world welcomes the year 2016.
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Fireworks are seen over the city's skyline in Hong Kong, Jan. 1, 2016, as part of the 2016 new year celebrations.
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Fireworks are seen over the city's skyline in Hong Kong, Jan. 1, 2016, as part of the 2016 new year celebrations.

Fireworks explode from Taiwan's tallest skyscraper, the Taipei 101, during New Year celebrations in Taipei, Jan. 1, 2016.
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Fireworks explode from Taiwan's tallest skyscraper, the Taipei 101, during New Year celebrations in Taipei, Jan. 1, 2016.

Fireworks explode in Marina Bay against the skyline of Singapore during New Year's Day celebrations, Jan. 1, 2016.
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Fireworks explode in Marina Bay against the skyline of Singapore during New Year's Day celebrations, Jan. 1, 2016.

School students offer prayers for the world peace in the upcoming year of 2016 in Ahmedabad, India, Dec. 31, 2015.
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School students offer prayers for the world peace in the upcoming year of 2016 in Ahmedabad, India, Dec. 31, 2015.

People release balloons to celebrate the New Year at Tokyo Tower, Japan, Jan. 1, 2016.
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People release balloons to celebrate the New Year at Tokyo Tower, Japan, Jan. 1, 2016.

Indonesian children in costumes gather during a parade for this year's last sundown in Bali island, Dec. 31, 2015.
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Indonesian children in costumes gather during a parade for this year's last sundown in Bali island, Dec. 31, 2015.

Fireworks explode over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge during New Year's Eve fireworks display in Sydney, Australian, Jan. 1, 2016.
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Fireworks explode over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge during New Year's Eve fireworks display in Sydney, Australian, Jan. 1, 2016.

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