This Is How The World Ushered In The Year Of 2016

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Wishing everyone a happy new year!

May 2016 be a year of new beginnings, great adventures and love for all of you!

1. Malaysia

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Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Petronas Twin Towers. Photo: AP

2. London

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The Big Ben face was lighted blue in support of Unicef. Photo: Getty Images

3. Edinburgh

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Watching fireworks as they celebrate the Hogmanay New Year celebrations in Edinburgh. Photo: PA

4. Lithuania

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Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania. Photo: AP

5. Athens

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Fireworks explode above the ancient temple of Parthenon atop the Acropolis hill during the New Year celebrations in Athens. Photo: AFP

6. Berlin

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Fireworks explode behind the Quadriga statue atop the Brandenburg Gate. Photo: Getty Images

7. Egypt

A woman photographs her friend in front of the Great Pyramids illuminated for New Year's Eve in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt late Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
A woman photographs her friend in front of the Great Pyramids illuminated for New Year’s Eve in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt. Photo: Maya Alleruzzo

8. Dubai

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 01: Fireworks mark the beginning of the new year at the Burj Khalifa on January 1, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. PHOTOGRAPH BY Syed Ali Adeel Bukhari UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W www.barcroftmedia.com USA Office, New York City. T +1 212 796 2458 W www.barcroftusa.com Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 11 4053 2429 W www.barcroftindia.com
Fireworks mark the beginning of the new year at the Burj Khalifa on January 1, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Syed Ali Adeel Bukhari

9. Thailand

Fireworks light up the sky over Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) during New Year celebrations in Bangkok on January 1, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULTCHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images
Fireworks light up the sky over Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) during New Year celebrations in Bangkok. Photo: AFP

10. Hong Kong

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Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year. Photo: Reuters

11. South Korea

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People release balloons as they gather to celebrate the new year during a countdown event in Seoul. Photo: Reuters

12. Taiwan

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Fireworks explode from Taiwan’s tallest skyscraper, the Taipei 101, during New Year celebrations in Taipei. Photo: Reuters

13. Singapore

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Fireworks burst over the Marina bay in Singapore. Photo: Getty Images

14. Australia

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Fireworks light up the sky over Sydney’s Opera House and Harbour Bridge during New Year celebrations in Sydney.

15. Japan

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People hold balloons to release them at the turn of the New Year at a hotel in front of the landmark Tokyo Tower in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters

16. India

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A special New Year artwork in Amritsar, India.

17. Pakistan

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Pakistanis set off fireworks as they celebrate New Year’s Day in Lahore. Photo: Getty Images

18. Brazil

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Fireworks light the sky over Copacabana beach during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: AP

19. New York

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Confetti flies over New York’s Times Square after the clock strikes midnight. Photo: AP

20. France

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People gather on the Champs Elysees to watch the New Year video display on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Photo: EPA




Written by Joan Chen

Psychology graduate, K-pop enthusiast and bibliophile.