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New Year’s Eve Snapshots from around the World

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From Sydney to New York, people hit the streets in numbers to celebrate the commencement of 2015 in style. The whole world welcomed the New Year with astounding fireworks and amazing illuminations.

Check out the snapshots of some of the famous places of the world captured on New Year’s Eve.


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam New Year’s Eve

Image: Remko De Waal/EPA


Athens, Greece

Athens New Year’s Eve

IMAGE: MILOS BICANSKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS


Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen New Year’s Eve

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Dubai, UAE

Dubai New Year’s Eve

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong New Year’s Eve

IMAGE: KIN CHEUNG/ASSOCIATED PRESS


London, England

Fireworks over the iconic London Eye marking the coming of the New Year in Central London, Britain, 01 January 2013. Over 250,000 people were expected to take part in the festivities on the banks of the river Thames. EPA/GEORGE HENTON

IMAGE: GEORGE HENTON/EPA


Madeira

Madeira New Year’s Eve

IMAGE: HELDER SANTOS/ASSOCIATED PRESS


Mexico City

Mexico's golden Angel of Independence stands in front of fireworks during New Year's celebrations in Mexico City, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

IMAGE: GREGORY BULL/ASSOCIATED PRESS


Moscow, Russia

Russians celebrate the New Year on Red Square in Moscow, with the Kremlin in the background, right, and St. Basil's cathedral in background, left, Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. Tens of thousands of people gathered on the Square to celebrate the new year, and view the fireworks as the clock on the Kremlin's Spassky Tower, right, struck midnight. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

IMAGE: MIKHAIL METZEL/ASSOCIATED PRESS


Munich, Germany

Munich New Year’s Eve

IMAGE: FELIX HOERHAGER/EPA


New York, USA

New York New Year’s Eve

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Paris, France

Paris New Year’s Eve

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague New Year’s Eve

IMAGE: CTK, MICHAL DOLEZAL/ASSOCIATED PRESS


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro New Year’s Eve

IMAGE: FELIPE DANA/ASSOCIATED PRESS


Singapore

Fireworks light up the skyline of the financial district to usher in the New Year on Jan. 1, 2010 in Singapore.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

IMAGE: WONG MAYE-E/ASSOCIATED PRESS


Sydney, Australia

New Year's Fireworks on Sydney Harbour at Mrs Macquarie's Chair in Sydney, Australia, 01 January 2014. EPA/NIKKI SHORT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

IMAGE: NIKKI SHORT/EPA


Venice, Italy

People watch New Year's Eve fireworks over Venice's St. Mark square flooded by high water, early Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. The phenomenon of high water, which floods the Venice lagoon, occurs mainly between autumn and spring when tides are reinforced by seasonal winds. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

IMAGE: LUIGI COSTANTINI/ASSOCIATED PRESS


Vilnius, Lithuania

Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius shortly after midnight, greeting the New Year, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009. Thousands of people celebrated the beginning of the New Year 2009 in the Lithuanian capital. Berlin's light artist Gert Hof, who also showed his work during the opening of the Sydney Olympics 2000 and during a show in New York's Central Park, created this light show.The light performance by Gert Hof opens programme Vilnius-European Capital of Culture 2009 and celebrates the Millennium of Lithuania's Name. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
IMAGE: MINDAUGAS KULBIS/ASSOCIATED PRESS


Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich New Year’s Eve

IMAGE: WALTER BIERI/EPA


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