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In Pictures: New Year 2019 celebrations around the world

A wave of celebrations are illuminating the skies above cities around the world, dazzling millions of people as spectacular firework displays and light shows welcome the arrival of the New Year.

Fireworks explode over the harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge landmark during New Year's celebrations in Sydney, Australia, 1 January 2019Image copyright
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The fireworks over the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia lasted for 12 minutes

Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay at the stroke of midnight in Singapore, 1 January 2019Image copyright
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Crowds enjoy an impressive pyrotechnic display over the Marina Bay in Singapore

Fireworks light up Hong Kong's iconic skyline as revellers celebrate the arrival of 2019, in China, 1 January 2019Image copyright
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Hong Kong’s iconic skyline is lit up as revellers celebrate the arrival of 2019 in China

Fireworks illuminate the night sky over the Petronas Towers landmark during New Year's Day celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1 January 2019Image copyright
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Flashes of red pierce the night skies alongside the Petronas Towers (twin skyscrapers) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Fireworks and light effects illuminate the night sky from the Taipei 101 skyscraper during New Year's Eve celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, 1 January 2019Image copyright
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Crowds catch the spectacle on their smart phones as fireworks are projected form Taiwan’s famous Taipei 101 skyscraper

Buddhist believers light candles during celebrations to mark the Year of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac at Jogye temple in central Seoul, 1 January 2019Image copyright
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Buddhists light candles to mark the Year of the Pig in the Chinese Zodiac at the Jogyesa Temple in Seoul, South Korea

Revellers launch fireworks from Jeongdongjin beach in Gangneung, Ganwon-province, South KoreaImage copyright
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Fireworks are launched by revellers at a beach in Gangneung, South Korea

A reveller wears glasses that spell out 2019 during the New Year's Eve party in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 31 December 2018Image copyright
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A reveller wears glasses that spell out “2019” during a New Year’s Eve party in Quezon City in the Philippines

Fireworks over central Vladivostok during New Year's Eve celebrations, Russia, 31 December 2018Image copyright
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New Year’s Eve celebrations being in central Vladivostok, in the far west of Russia

A make-up artist decorates the hair of a woman in the shape of Santa Claus during the New Year preparations in Ahmedabad, India, 31 December 2018Image copyright
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A make-up artist decorates hair ahead of New Year celebrations in Ahmedabad, India

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