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    New Year celebrations across the world



    The crystal-paned ball on the roof of 1 Times Square in New York is raised shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 to signify the start of New Year's festivities in Times Square.







    Fireworks explode over London Eye in central London during the New Year's celebrations, early Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.







    New Year fireworks light the Taipei cityscape from the tallest occupied building in the world, Taipei 101, in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.







    Fireworks flash over Sydney Harbor during New Year celebrations, Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. The annual fireworks extravaganza over the city's landmark harbor bridge and opera house are the centerpiece of Australia's celebrations, and generate some of the most striking images from a night of revelry across the globe.







    Russians celebrate the New Year on Red Square in Moscow, with the Kremlin in the background, right, and St. Basil's cathedral in background left, Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. 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, right, struck midnight.







    Fireworks light up the skyline of the financial district to usher in the New Year on Jan. 1, 2010 in Singapore.







    Fireworks explode above downtown Jakarta's Welcome Monument, Indonesia, early Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.







    Pope Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he visits the nativity scene after celebrating a New Year's Eve vespers service, at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009.






    400 spotlights illuminate the Eiffel Tower during the New Year's Eve in Paris, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009. The Eiffel Tower, the 324 meters (1,063-feet) high tower, mark its 120th birthday in 2009.







    People use sparklers to write "2010" in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin shortly after midnight, greeting the New Year, Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. Hundred thousands of people celebrated the beginning of the New Year 2010 in Germany's capital.



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    People browse a market to purchase different shapes and sizes of pyrotechnics, traditionally believed to ward off bad spirits, as they prepare to welcome the New Year, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in Manila, Philippines.







    Fireworks light the sky above the Constitution Square in Warsaw ,Poland, shortly after midnight, greeting the New Year,Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. Thousands of people celebrated the beginning of the New Year.







    Thousands of revellers celebrate the New Year's Eve on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, Thursday Dec. 31, 2009.







    Fireworks explode over London Eye in central London during the New Year's celebrations, early Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.







    As rain mixed with snow falls on New Year's Eve festivities in Times Square, from right, Aimee Harrell of Knoxville, Tenn., Zainab Conteh of Point Pleasant, N.J. and Brandi Cannell of Miami, Fla. react during a rehearsal countdown Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, in New York.







    Members of the Broadway musical Hair perform on the Nivea Countdown Stage on Times Square in New York Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009.






    Thousands of people watch fireworks at Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.







    Malaysian people snap photos of fireworks during New Year celebrations in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.







    People celebrate New Year with a rubber boat in Venice's St. Mark square flooded by high water, northern Italy, early Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. The phenomenon of high water, which floods the Venice lagoon, occurs mainly between autumn and spring when tides are reinforced by seasonal winds.




 

 

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