Revelers enjoy the confetti in Times Square.  
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New Year’s 2017 celebrations

Revelers enjoy the confetti in Times Square.


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Confetti falls as people celebrate the new year in New York’s Times Square.

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At the Vatican, Pope Francis prays in front of a Nativity scene after New Year’s Eve vespers at St. Peter’s Basilica.  (Alessandro Bianchi / Pool photo )

Hong Kong is alight with fireworks as 2017 begins.

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In Sydney, Australia, fireworks light the sky above the Harbour Bridge.

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In Taipei, Taiwan, a light show transforms the Taipei 101 skyscraper against a backdrop of fireworks.

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In Mosul, Iraq, displaced children cheer the new year.

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In Singapore, Marina Bay is lighted by fireworks.

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Fireworks erupt above Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.

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The sky above Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour.

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Selfie time at a Beijing New Year’s celebration.  (Greg Baker / AFP/ Getty Images )