Hello 2019! Cities ring in the new year around the globe
Auckland, New Zealand, was the first major city to greet 2019.
Revelers celebrate in Times Square.
Rio de Janeiro
Two men watch the fireworks exploding over the water off Copacabana Beach.
Revelers brave the wet weather in Times Square. For the first time in 24 years, it was raining as New York welcomed the new year.
Fireworks explode over the Arc de Triomphe.
Fireworks explode over the London Eye. More than 100,000 spectators were expected to watch what was said to be Europe's largest fireworks display.
A large crowd gathers on the Champs Elysees.
People use sparklers to write 2019 in front of Oldenburg Castle.
Revelers wait for the bells to ring in the new year at Puerta del Sol.
Fireworks explode over the Parthenon atop the Acropolis.
Fireworks explode over Martyrs' Square.
The Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Russians light sparklers in Red Square.
Fireworks illuminate the city's skyline.
Revelers gather in front of the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest.
Seoul, South Korea
Revelers hold up their phones as the new year approaches.
Police estimated that more than 1 million people would crowd Sydney Harbor to watch the spectacular display.
Auckland, New Zealand
Fireworks erupt from Auckland's Sky Tower at 6 a.m. ET.