Photo: New Year’s celebrations from around the world 2013


Spectator boats in Sydney Harbour look on as New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2013. Sydney kicked off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013, from Dubai to Moscow and London, with long-isolated Yangon joining the global pyrotechnics for the first time.

New Year’s Eve fireworks over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. (Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)

People watch New Year's fireworks near the Shwe Da Gon pagoda at Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon on December 31, 2012. Some 50,000 people were expected to gather at the revered golden Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon for the city's first public countdown to the New Year and fireworks.

New Year’s fireworks near the Shwe Da Gon pagoda at Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon. (Ye Aung ThuYe Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO troops from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) dance during celebrations on New Year's Eve right before the start of 2013 in Kabul on December 31, 2012. Thousands of NATO troops across Afghanistan celebrated the new year away from their homes.

NATO troops from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) dance during celebrations on New Year’s Eve in Kabul. (Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images)

Fireworks explode over Dresden's Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) on New Year's Eve on December 31, 2012 in Dresden, eastern Germany.

Fireworks explode over Dresden’s Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) on New Year’s Eve in Dresden, eastern Germany. (Robert Michael/AFP/Getty Images)

A dog wearing 2013 glasses poses as he celebrates the beginning of New Year's Day in Puerta del Sol in Madrid on December 31, 2012.

A dog wearing 2013 glasses poses as he celebrates the beginning of New Year’s Day in Puerta del Sol in Madrid (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

Spectator boats in Sydney Harbour look on as New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2013. Sydney kicked off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013, from Dubai to Moscow and London, with long-isolated Yangon joining the global pyrotechnics for the first time.

Sydney kicked off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands of people flock to the main business district on New Year's eve in Jakarta, Indonesia, late Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.

Thousands of people flock to the main business district on New Year’s eve in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Dita Alangkara/AP Photo)

Fireworks explode over the ancient Acropolis Hill with the Parthenon temple during the New Year's celebrations in Athens, on Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013.

Fireworks explode over the ancient Acropolis Hill with the Parthenon temple during the New Year’s celebrations in Athens. (Dimitri Messinis/AP Photo)

People release balloons to celebrate the New Year's during an annual countdown ceremony produced by the Prince Park Tower Tokyo, flagship of the Prince hotel chain on January 1, 2013. Some 1,000 balloons were released in the air with the visitors wishes.

People release balloons to celebrate the New Year’s during an annual countdown ceremony produced by the Prince Park Tower Tokyo, flagship of the Prince hotel chain. Some 1,000 balloons were released in the air with the visitors wishes. (Kazuhiro Nogikazuhiro/AFP/Getty Images)

Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2013 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames near Parliament in central London to herald the start of 2013.

Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben in London, England.  Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames near Parliament in central London to herald the start of 2013. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Crowds pack into Times Square during the annual New Year's celebration, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in New York.

Crowds pack into Times Square during the annual New Year’s celebration in New York. (Mary Altaffer/AP Photo)

The fireworks explode as the Waterford crystal ball is raised at the beginning of Times Square New Year's celebration, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in New York.

The fireworks explode as the Waterford crystal ball is raised at the beginning of Times Square New Year’s celebration in New York. (Mary Altaffer/AP Photo)

Fireworks erupt over on the Elbe river in Dresden, eastern German on January 1, 2013 in Berlin during the New Year's celebrations.

Fireworks erupt over on the Elbe river ain Dresden, eastern German in Berlin during the New Year’s celebrations. (Robert Michael/AFP/Getty Images)

Fireworks explode in the sky above the Quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate during the New Year's celebrations in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

Fireworks explode in the sky above the Quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate during the New Year’s celebrations in Berlin. (Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)

People gather on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris to celebrate the New Year, late on December 31, 2012.

People gather on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris to celebrate the New Year. (Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)

People celebrate the New Year at the Piazza San Marco in Venice early on January 1, 2013.

People celebrate the New Year at the Piazza San Marco in Venice. (Andrea Pattaro/AFP/Getty Images)

People celebrate the New Year at the Piazza San Marco in Venice early on January 1, 2013.

People celebrate the New Year at the Piazza San Marco in Venice. (Andrea Pattaro/AFP/Getty Images)


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