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New Year celebrations from all over the world 2014

New Year 2014: Fireworks and celebrations around the world

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New Year’s Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2014. Tonnes of explosives lit up Australia’s biggest city, with fireworks shooting off the Opera House for the first time in more than 10 years as part of the extravaganza, focused on the Harbour Bridge. AFP PHOTO/Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

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Revellers kiss during New Year celebrations in Moscow’s Red Square. (Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters)

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Revellers prepare to watch the New Year ball drop in Times Square in New York City. The crowd is expected to reach one million for the event. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty)

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AUSTRALIA-NEW YEAR, Thousands of people watch as New Year’s Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2014. Tonnes of explosives lit up Australia’s biggest city, with fireworks shooting off the Opera House for the first time in more than 10 years as part of the extravaganza, focused on the Harbour Bridge. AFP PHOTO/Saeed KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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New Year’s Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2014. Tonnes of explosives lit up Australia’s biggest city, with fireworks shooting off the Opera House for the first time in more than 10 years as part of the extravaganza, focused on the Harbour Bridge. AFP PHOTO/Greg WOOD

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People celebrate the arrival of the new year with a countdown in Rangoon, Burma. (Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

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Laser lights shoot from a tower during a New Year’s Eve countdown to 2014 held at the Great Wall of China in Beijing. (Ng Han Guan/AP)

Fireworks explode near Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations

Fireworks explode near Malaysia’s landmark Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, January 1, 2014.
REUTERS/Samsul Said

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A Parisian spells out 2014 with a sparkler before the Eiffel Tower in the City of Light. (Benoit Tessier/Reuters)

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Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

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Spark drummers performing at the New Year’s eve Winter Carnival in Newcastle city centre
Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Catriona Ross, 25, from Edinburgh (R), and Jennifer Wallace, 25, from Aberdeen, taking in Hogmanay 2014 in Princes Street Gardens. Picture: SWNS.com

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Sydney Celebrates With Fireworks On New Year’s Eve, Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images

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New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on 01 January, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

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A couple kisses in front of the Eiffel Tower. Picture: EPA

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People celebrate the new year by the ancient Coliseum in Rome Picture: AFP/Getty Images

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Fireworks explode over the heads of tourists and locals as the clock hits midnight to celebrate the New Year on the waterfront in the New Zealand town of Queenstown early on January 1, 2014. Sydney was scheduled next to kick off a promised unprecedented spectacular to mark New Year celebrations, the first in a wave of pyrotechnics to usher in 2014 from Hong Kong to world record-chasing Dubai. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE

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Fireworks explode near the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Fireworks explode in the sky during New Year celebrations in Moscow's Red Square January 1, 2014.

Fireworks explode in the sky during New Year celebrations in Moscow’s Red Square January 1, 2014.
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Fireworks explode in the skies above Kayawait palace hotel in Yangon, January 1, 2014.

Fireworks explode in the skies above Kayawait palace hotel in Yangon, January 1, 2014.
REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

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Fireworks explode over Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

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A lightshow illuminates the Great Wall. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

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Light trails under a starry sky in North Yorkshire. Picture: Paul Kingston / NNP

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Fireworks explode from the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, in Dubai,  Picture: AFP

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Fireworks explode in the sky over Dubai during a world record-breaking firework display attempt
Picture: REUTERS

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Fireworks explode as thousands of people gather to watch in the main business district on New Year’s Eve in Jakarta, Indonesia
Picture: AP

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Fireworks go off in Singapore over the Marina Bay area with the iconic Esplanade theatre in the foreground
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Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben
Picture: Getty Images

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New Year’s Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge (C) and the Opera House (L) on January 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Greg WOOD