Sydney puts on a spectacular New Year’s Eve show with midnight fireworks over Sydney Harbour, pictured here Jan. 1, 2018.
After a televised extravaganza that usually involves Ryan Seacrest — and a countdown, of course — the Times Square ball drops to ring in the new year, seen here Jan. 1, 2018.
The Arc de Triomphe monument is illuminated by a laser and 3D mapping display reading, “Happy New Year” (“Bonne Annee” in French) as part of New Year’s Eve celebrations Jan. 1, 2017.
Victoria Harbour is lit up with fireworks amid a backdrop of skyscrapers Jan. 1, 2018.
A group of Maasai perform a traditional dance during a New Year’s Eve celebration Dec. 31, 2017, on Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar.
Tens of thousands of revelers gather in Berlin annually to ring in the new year, which is celebrated with fireworks over Brandenburg Gate in the city center.
Fireworks light up the sky and complement the shining Mohammed al-Amin mosque in downtown Beirut on Jan. 1, 2014.
Fireworks light the sky near the London Eye on Jan. 1, 2016.
Taipei 101 is lit up just after midnight Jan. 1, 2017, in Taipei.
Fireworks illuminate the city’s skyline and people crowd the square Jan. 1, 2018, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Kenya welcomes the new year with fireworks Jan. 1, 2017, in its capital city of Nairobi.
Fireworks explode over the National Monument (Monas) in Jakarta on Jan. 1, 2016.