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Hello 2018: Ringing in the New Year around the globe

Parades, parties, performances and fireworks ushered in 2018 as people across the world gathered to celebrate the New Year.

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Image: NYC New Years Eve Celebration

New York

Maylynn Rodriguez cheers after the countdown in Times Square. 

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Image: A couple kisses while they celebrate the New Year in Times Square in New York

A New York City police officer celebrates the New Year with a kiss in Times Square.

Times Square had the second-coldest New Year's Eve celebration on record and coldest in 100 years with temperatures dropping to nine degrees as the ball dropped.

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Image: NYC New Years Celebrations

Fireworks erupt as the clock strikes midnight in Times Square. 

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Image: A couple embraces while they celebrate the New Year in Times Square in New York

A couple embraces in Times Square.

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Image: Revelers Brace Freezing Cold Temperatures in Times Square

Revelers brave freezing temperatures in Times Square. 

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Image: Rio de Janeiro New Years

Rio de Janeiro

People watch fireworks at Copacabana beach.

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Image: Revelers celebrate as female impersonator Gary Marion is lowered during the Red Shoe Drop, at Duval Street in Key West, Florida

Florida

Revelers celebrate as female impersonator Gary Marion, known as "Sushi," is lowered during the Red Shoe Drop, at Duval Street in Key West.

Rob O'Neal / Florida Keys News Bureau via Reuters
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Image: Fireworks Explode To Celebrate The New Year in the Coastal City of Valparaiso

Chile

Fireworks explode to celebrate the new year in the coastal city of Valparaiso.

Rodrigo Garrido / Reuters
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Image: New Year's Eve Celebration in Zurich

Switzerland

Fireworks light up the sky in Zurich. 

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Johannesburg

People dance at Mary Fitzgerald Square. 

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Image: New Year's Eve Celebration in The Hague

Netherlands

Fireworks explode over the Binnenhof in The Hague. 

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Image: Germany New Year Celebrations

Germany

Fireworks explode over Frankfurt. 

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Image: New Year's Eve celebration in Nairobi

Kenya

Fireworks light up the sky over the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi. 

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Image: Berlin New Years Eve

Berlin

Fireworks light up the sky over the Brandenburg Gate. 

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Image: Thousands Gather In London To Ring In 2018 With Firework Celebrations

London

Fireworks explode over Big Ben and the London Eye. 

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Image: New Years Celebration France

Paris

"2018" is projected on the Arc de Triomphe. 

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Image: New Years Eve Kremlin

Moscow

People take pictures as fireworks explode over the Kremlin. 

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Image: South Korea

South Korea

Two women attend celebrations in Seoul. 

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Image: Taiwan

Taiwan

Fireworks explode over a sign that reads, "Happiness and Good Condition Together" on the Taipei 101 building.

Chiang Ying-ying / AP
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Image: New Zealand

New Zealand

A small child watches a street entertainer during celebrations in Auckland.

New Zealand is one of the first major cities in the world to ring in the New Year.

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Image: Sydney

Sydney

Fireworks explode from the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House on Jan. 1, 2018.

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Image: Beijing

Beijing

A girl wears glasses that spell out 2018 during celebrations at Yongdingmen Gate on Dec. 31, 2017.

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Image: Philippines

Philipppines

People celebrate at Eastwood mall in Manila. 

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Image: Indonesia

Indonesia

A bride and groom laugh during a mass wedding held in celebration of the New Year in Jakarta on Dec. 31.

Hundreds took part in the ceremony held by the city government to help couples who can't afford a wedding.

Dita Alangkara / AP
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India

A young woman poses for a photograph in Bhopal on Dec. 31.

Photos: Swimmers brave frosty waters for New Year's dips

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