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New Year 2012: Celebrations Around the World!

Revelers erupted in cheers around the world to welcome in the new year, as star-studded celebrations and glittering fireworks displays ushered in 2012.

 

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House to celebrate the new year

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House to celebrate the new year. (Daniel Munoz/Reuters)

 

 Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House to celebrate the new year. (Daniel Munoz/Reuters)

 

 Tens of thousands of people gather on Red Square in Moscow to celebrate the new year and view the fireworks as the clock on the Kremlin’s Spassky Tower, right, strikes midnight. (Mikhail Metzel/Associated Press)

 

 The number 2012 is written with sparklers during a long exposure in front of St. Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom) during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Vienna December 31, 2011. Picture taken using slow shutter speed. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

 

 

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 Fireworks explode over Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon during New Year’s celebrations in Athens, Greece. (Petros Giannakouris/Associated Press)

 

 New Year’s fireworks explode around the London Eye in central London, January 1, 2012.  REUTERS/Andrew Winning

 

 Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year January 1, 2012.
REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Fireworks explode near a bronze sculpture of Alexander the Great on his horse Bucephalus, in Skopje’s central square during New Year celebrations January 1, 2012. The statue, which measures 12.5 meters in height and stands on a 10 meter high pedestal, is part of a cultural project “Skopje 2014”.
REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

 Spectators at Gas Works Park watch fireworks light up the iconic Space Needle as the new year begins in Seattle. (Joshua Trujillo/seattlepi.com)

 Fireworks burst over the Las Vegas Strip. (Darrin Bush/Las Vegas News Bureau)

New Year’s fireworks explode around the London Eye. (Andrew Winning/Reuters)

 Jessica Ong from Singapore starts her new year celebrations early on New Year’s Eve, at the Hogmanay street party on Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. (David Cheskin/PA)

 Fireworks explode over the Giant Ferris Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad) at Prater park during New Year celebrations in Vienna, Austria. (Lisi Niesner/Reuters)

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