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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.


New York

Maylynn Rodriguez cheers after the countdown in Times Square. 

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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.

Amr Alfiky / Reuters
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Fireworks erupt as the clock strikes midnight in Times Square. 

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A couple embraces in Times Square.

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Revelers brave freezing temperatures in Times Square. 

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Rio de Janeiro

People watch fireworks at Copacabana beach.

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

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Fireworks light up the sky in Zurich. 

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People dance at Mary Fitzgerald Square. 

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Fireworks explode over the Binnenhof in The Hague. 

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Fireworks explode over Frankfurt. 

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

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Fireworks light up the sky over the Brandenburg Gate. 

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Fireworks explode over Big Ben and the London Eye. 

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"2018" is projected on the Arc de Triomphe. 

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People take pictures as fireworks explode over the Kremlin. 

Denis Tyrin / AP
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South Korea

Two women attend celebrations in Seoul. 

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

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

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People celebrate at Eastwood mall in Manila. 

Erik de Castro / Reuters
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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.

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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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