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New Year’s celebrations mark beginning of 2016

Cairo

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

 

 (Khaled Desouki / AFP/Getty Images)
Madrid

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

 

 (J. P. Gandul / European Pressphoto Agency)
Rio de Janeiro

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

 

 (Antonio Lacerda / European Pressphoto Agency)
Rio de Janeiro

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

 

 (Fernando Maia / European Pressphoto Agency)
Caracas, Venezuela

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

 

 (Miguel Gutierrez / European Pressphoto Agency)
New York

Revelers ring in the new year at Times Square,.

 (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)
New York

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
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 in Malaysia

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

 (Joshua Paul / Associated Press)
New Year’s in Rio De Janeiro

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

 (Mario Tama / Getty Images)
New Year’s in Dubai

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)
New Year’s in Egypt

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

 (Khaled Elfiqi / European Pressphoto Agency)
New Year’s in Paris

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 in Australia

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

 (Saeed Khan / AFP/Getty Images)
Patrolling Times Square

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

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
New Year’s in Belgium

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

 (John Thys / AFP/ Getty Images)
New Year’s in France

Soldiers patrol in Toulouse, France, on Thursday.

 (Remy Gabalda / AFP/ Getty Images)
New Year’s in Japan

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

 (Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP/Getty Images)
New Year’s in China

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

 (Ng Han Guan / Associated Press)
New Year’s in Taiwan

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

 (Ritchie B. Tongo / European Pressphoto Agency)
New Year’s Eve swim

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)
New Year in South Korea

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

 (Jeon Heon-Kyun / European Pressphoto Agency)
New Year in Myanmar

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

 (Ye Aung Thu / AFP/Getty Images)
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