New Year Celebrations Around the World


The Houses of Parliament and the London Eye are lit up by a spectacular fireworks display over the River Thames
Picture: Ben Stanstall/AFP


Fireworks explode over Big Ben and the London Eye in central London as 2015 is welcomed in in the UK
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Men draw 2015 using sparklers in Xi’an city, China
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Hogmanay gets underway in Edinburgh
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Students create ‘2015’ to greet the new year at Shenyang Agricultural University in China
Photograph: Xinhua News Agency/REX


People gather at the Sydney Opera House to welcome in the new year in Sydney, Australia
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Fireworks over Marina Bay as Singapore celebrates
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A boy celebrates new year with a sparkler in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Photograph: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images


A sea of smartphones photograph the Moscow New Year fireworks in Red Square
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Performers wear the Beijing opera’s costumes as they celebrate the New Year in Beijing, China
Picture: Wu Hong/EPA


Girls painted their faces to welcome in the new year in Patiala, India
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Students of Little Flowers International School, Kabir Nagar Shahdara hold flowers cutouts as they welcome the new year in New Delhi
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Yui Wu and Hill Yeung enjoy the hogmanay new year celebrations in Edinburgh
Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA


Schoolchildren perform the song ‘We Are the Happiest in the World’ at the annual New Year performance at the Central Youth Hall in Pyongyang, North Korea
Picture: KCNA/Reuters


Fireworks light up the sky as Filipinos welcome the New Year in Manila, Philippines
Picture: Bullit Marquez/AP


Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
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Fireworks set off from the Taipei 101, a skyscraper, to mark the New Year’s Day in Taiwan
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Fireworks explode near Malaysia’s landmark Petronas Towers during the New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur
Picture: Azhar Rahim/EPA


Fireworks explode off the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the midnight fireworks display on New Year’s Eve in Sydney, Australia
Picture: REUTERS/Jason Reed


Sydney locals Demi Bryant and James Hundt celebrate the beginning of the New Year atop a high-rise overlooking the iconic Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks display aside their next dream car, the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang.Picture: James D Morgan/Rex