Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon at the Acropolis hill during the New Year celebrations in Athens, on Jan. 1, 2016.
Fireworks light the night sky over the Kremlin's Spasskaya tower, St.Basil's cathedral and the Red square to mark the New Year in Moscow, on Jan. 1. 2016.
Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour during the New Year celebrations in Hong Kong on Jan. 1, 2016.
Fireworks go off at the Taipei 101 skyscraper to celebrate New Year 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan, on Jan. 1, 2016. This year's cross-year firework cost 1.4 million US Dollars.
Pope Francis holds a monstrance as he celebrates a new year's eve vespers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on Dec. 31, 2015.
Young women are drenched with water splashed from an office in Montevideo's old district as a way of celebrating the end of the year, on Dec. 31, 2015. Every last day of the year, ripped pages from calendars and water are thrown out of offices' windows in the financial district of the Uruguayan capital.
People and a camel are silhouetted against the last sunset of 2015 at Clifton beach in Karachi, Pakistan, on Dec. 31, 2015.
Residents light firecrackers on the street during the New Year celebrations in Mumbai, India on Jan. 1, 2016.
Fireworks explode as thousands of people gather to watch, in the main business district on New Year's Eve in Jakarta, Indonesia, late on Dec. 31,2015.
Fireworks explode over the Prambanan temple complex during a countdown to celebrate the New Year in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on January 1, 2016.
A new year reveler receives sparklers as hundreds of party-goers await the first sunrise of the new year on Australia's Bondi Beach in Sydney, on Jan. 1, 2016.
Couples take selfies in front of a traditional pavilion during a countdown event to celebrate the New Year in the border city of Paju on Dec. 31, 2015.
Fireworks light up the harbor just after midnight on Jan. 1, 2016.
Revelers cheer during New Year's Eve celebrations.
New York City
Revelers wait in Times Square on Thursday morning, well ahead of New Year's celebrations. One million people are expected in Times Square to ring in the new year.
People release balloons to celebrate the new year at the Prince Park Tower. More than 1,000 balloons were released, carrying with them new year wishes.
A barber shaves 2016 on the back of a customer's head in Ahmedabad on Dec. 31.
A woman covers her child's ears while watching fireworks in front of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
2016 is are written in the air with a sparkler during a long exposure outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Dec. 31.
Around 40 lifeguards of the Swiss Lifesaving Society celebrate the approaching new year by swimming in the Reuss River in Lucerne on Dec. 31.