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New Year’s celebrations mark beginning of 2016

An Egyptian policeman stands guard during New Year celebrations in front of the pyramids near  Cairo.


 (Khaled Desouki / AFP/Getty Images)

Revelers celebrate the new year at La Puerta del Sol in Madrid, Spain.


 (J. P. Gandul / European Pressphoto Agency)

Fireworks blaze over Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during New Year celebrations.


 (Antonio Lacerda / European Pressphoto Agency)

Fireworks light up Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during New Year celebrations.


 (Fernando Maia / European Pressphoto Agency)

Revelers celebrate the new year at France Square in Caracas, Venezuela.


 (Miguel Gutierrez / European Pressphoto Agency)

Revelers ring in the new year at Times Square,.

 (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)

Revelers celebrate as confetti flies over New York’s Times Square after the clock strikes midnight during the New Year’s Eve celebration as seen from the New York Marriott Marquis hotel.

 (Mary Altaffer / Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31, 2015: City Hall is lit up with a 3D projection during New Year’s Eve celebration at Grand Park on December 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times) (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

New Year’s revelers watch the fireworks display in front of Malaysia’s landmark Petronas Twin Towers.

 (Joshua Paul / Associated Press)

A man dives off Arpoador rock as people gather to watch the last sunset of 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Flames and smoke billowed from a luxury hotel and residence in Dubai after a fire borke out on New Year’s Eve.

 (Nicolas Cornet / European Pressphoto Agency)

Egyptians celebrate in front of great Pyramids during New Year’s Eve celebration in Giza, Egypt.

 (Khaled Elfiqi / European Pressphoto Agency)

Revelers photograph a 5-minute video performance displayed on the Arc de Triomphe as part of New Year’s Eve celebrations on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

 (Francois Mori / Associated Press)

New Year’s fireworks light up the sky over Sydney, Australia’s Opera House, left, and Harbour Bridge.

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New York police officers patrol Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

The traditional fireworks display was canceled in the Belgian capital, Brussels, but people walked in the square on Thursday.

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Soldiers patrol in Toulouse, France, on Thursday.

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Balloons are released to celebrate the new year at the Prince Park Tower in Tokyo.

 (Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP/Getty Images)

Performers pose for photographs before counting down to the new year in Beijing.

 (Ng Han Guan / Associated Press)

Photographers prepare to capture the New Year’s fireworks at the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taipei, Taiwan.

 (Ritchie B. Tongo / European Pressphoto Agency)

Swimmers climb out of frigid water after a traditional New Year’s Eve swim at Moossee lake in Moosseedorf, Switzerland.

 (Peter Klaunzer / European Pressphoto Agency)

South Koreans release sky lanterns during New Year’s festivities on Jeongdongjin beach in Gangneung.

 (Jeon Heon-Kyun / European Pressphoto Agency)

People celebrate the new year at a party in Kandawgyi Park in Yangon, Myanmar.

 (Ye Aung Thu / AFP/Getty Images)