New Year Around The World

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New Year Around The World
DJ Kaskade performs at the Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on New Year's Eve January 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over the Quadriga statue atop the Brandenburg Gate on New Year's Eve on January 1, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. According to the media, up to one million people celebrate the country's biggest New Year's Eve Party.
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2012 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to see in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display.
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Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2012 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to see in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display. Fireworks light up the London skyline just after midnight
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on December 31, 2011 in London, England. Thousands of people are lining the banks of the River Thames in central London to see in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display.
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People aim to break a record for the New Year Unox dive on the beach of Scheveningen. 10,000 tickets were sold out at half an hour before the dive took place.
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Cheerleaders take part in the New Year's Day Parade in central London on January 1, 2012.
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Several thousands of New Year party revellers and holidaymakers gather on the North Pier Beach and the swimming pool during New year festivities in Durban on January 1, 2012. The city situated on the east coast of the African Continent attracts thousands of local and international tourists boosting the local economy at this time of the year. The city of Durban is one of the major cities that hosted the 2010 World Cup football tournament in June 2010. According to police close to 100,000 people are expected to spend the day at the beach.
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Cheerleaders take part in the New Year's Day Parade in central London on January 1, 2012.
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Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons (C) gestures to the audience after conducting the traditional New Year Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on January 1, 2012 at the Vienna Musikverein golden concert hall.
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Pakistani youths celebrate the New Year on a street in Lahore on early January 1, 2012. Three people were killed and at least 60 wounded by stray bullets in the port city of Karachi as Pakistanis celebrated the new year by firing their guns into the air, police said.
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EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers, many in fancy dress, brave freezing conditions in the River Forth during the annual Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2012 in South Queensferry, Scotland. Thousands of people gathered last night to see in the New Year at Hogmanay celebrations in towns and cities across Scotland.
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People take part in a traditional sea bath during the New Year's celebrations on January 1, 2012 at Malo-Les-Bains beach in Dunkirk, northern France.
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A young man dives into Rome's river Tiber as part of traditional New Year celebrations on January 1, 2011. Divers jump from the Cavour bridge, continuing an annual tradition which dates back to 1946.
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People gather to watch the fireworks over the Ebrie lagoon during New Year celebrations in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on January 1, 2012.
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Singer Lady Gaga and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg share a kiss as they celebrate the beginning of the new year at New Year's Eve 2012 in Times Square on January 1, 2012 in New York City.
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Singer Lady Gaga and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg share a dance as they celebrate the beginning of the new year at New Year's Eve 2012 in Times Square on January 1, 2012 in New York City.
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Buildings that make up part of the financial district of Manila are enveloped by smog caused by pyrotechnics and firecrackers the morning after New Year's celebrations on January 1, 2012. Hundreds of Filipinos were injured by firecrackers and stray bullets while fires gutted homes in the capital as revellers celebrated the new year, officials said.
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Visitors hoping to say their New Year prayers gather at Meiji shrine in Tokyo on January 1, 2012. More than three million people were expected to visit the shrine for the new year prayers during the first three days of 2012.
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Worshippers throw coins as they say prayers for the new year at Meiji shrine in Tokyo on January 1, 2012. More than three million people were expected to visit the shrine for the new year prayers during the first three days of 2012.
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Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral square in Vilnius, Lithuania, during the New Year celebrations on January 1, 2012.
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Fireworks explode in the sky during New Year celebrations in Sao Paulo on January 1, 2012.
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Iraqi Kurds watch fireworks lighting up the sky on New Year's Eve in the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan Arbil at midnight on January 1, 2012.
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Thousands of Egyptian Muslims and Coptic Christians attend a celebration on New Year's eve in Tahrir Square in Cairo, on December 31, 2011, as they remember those killed in the revolution that ended the long reign of president Hosni Mubarak.
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Thousands of Egyptian Muslims and Coptic Christians and clergy attend a celebration on New Year's eve in Tahrir Square in Cairo, on December 31, 2011, as they remember those killed in the revolution that ended the long reign of president Hosni Mubarak.
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A kaleidoscope of fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2012. Over one and a half million Sydneysiders lined the harbour vantage points to watch the spectacular pyrotechnic display usher in the New Year.
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Sydneysiders celebrate New Year's Day and the warm summer weather by crowding onto the city's iconic Bondi Beach on January 1, 2012. Only hours earlier over one and a half million people lined Sydney Harbour vantage points to watch a spectacular pyrotechnic display usher in 2012.
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Disney characters Mickey (L) and Minnie Mouse (R), dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos and accompanied by Tokyo Disney Resort ambassador Eriko Yokota (C), wave to greet guests from a chauffer driven limousine during the theme park's annual New Year's Day parade at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu city, suburban Tokyo on January 1, 2012. Thousands of people visited the theme park to mark the start of the New Year's holiday, the biggest one of the year in Japan.
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This aerial shot shows the rising sun on new year's behind from Mt. Fuji, observed at Yamanashi prefecture on January 1, 2012. All Nippon Airways (ANA) organised a rising sun obsercvation flight with 137 passengers on New Year's day.
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UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JANUARY 01: New Year's Eve fireworks display illuminates the sky over the Dom Tower on January 01, 2012 in Utrecht, Netherlands. The Dom tower is with 112.5 metres high the tallest church tower of the Netherlands. Built in Gothic-style, the tower, part of the Cathedral of Saint Martin, is the symbol of the city of Utrecht.
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Fireworks explode over St. Basil cathedral at the Red Square in Moscow, early on January 1, 2012. 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 (R) at midnight.
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People gather to celebrate the new year 2012 at the illuminated Temple of Heaven, the city's historic landmark in Beijing on January 1, 2012. Spectacular fireworks and crowded parties will ring in the New Year for revellers around the world, as billions mark the end of 2011 with noisy celebrations from Sydney to Stockholm.
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Chinese young poeple gather to celebrate the new year 2012 at the Temple of Heaven, the city's historic landmark in Beijing on January 1, 2012. Spectacular fireworks and crowded parties will ring in the New Year for revellers around the world, as billions mark the end of 2011 with noisy celebrations from Sydney to Stockholm.
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Colorful light illuminte the Temple of Heaven, the city's historic landmark as people gather to celebrate the new year 2012 in Beijing on January 1, 2012. Spectacular fireworks and crowded parties will ring in the New Year for revellers around the world, as billions mark the end of 2011 with noisy celebrations from Sydney to Stockholm.
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People gather to celebrate the new year 2012 at the Temple of Heaven, the city's historic landmark in Beijing on January 1, 2012. Spectacular fireworks and crowded parties will ring in the New Year for revellers around the world, as billions mark the end of 2011 with noisy celebrations from Sydney to Stockholm.
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Residents watch fireworks displays above the Malaysia's iconic landmarks, Twin Towers (R) and Kuala Lumpur Tower (C), duirng the new year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur on January 1, 2012. Predominantly Muslim Malaysia welcomed 2012 with a social gatherings and dazzling fireworks display across the country.
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A huge count-down, outside the Taipei 101 skyscraper, climaxes January 1, 2012 in a display of fireworks. Hundreds of thousands of people defied cold winds to usher in the New Year.
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People celebrate the New Year on the Trocadero square in Paris, on December 31, 2011.
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People celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysee avenue in Paris, early 01 January 2012.
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Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful from the window of his apartment during his Sunday Angelus prayer in St. Peter's square at the Vatican on January 2, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI condemned the "cowardly" New Year's Eve suicide attack on a church in Egypt which killed 21 people and left scores injured.
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Pope Benedict XVI talks with children dressed as Magi during the celebration of the New Year solemn mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on January 1, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI, during New Year's mass, urged world leaders to defend Christians against abuse and intolerance. "I once again launch a pressing appeal not to give in to discouragement and resignation," said the pontiff.
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