In pictures: World celebrates New Year 2016

Updated: Jan 12, 2016, 14:41
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    New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the traditional fireworks show. Pic/AFP
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    Fireworks explode around The Elizabeth Tower, also known as 'Big Ben' and the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight. Pic/AFP
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    A photo shows fireworks over the Erasmusbrug (Erasmus Bridge) during New Year's Eve in Amsterdam. Pic/AFP
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    People watch fireworks during New Years celebrations at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Pic/AFP
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    An Egyptian policeman riding a camel stands guard during New Year celebrations in front of the pyramids near the Egyptian capital Cairo. Pic/AFP
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    A Sri Lankan Hindu devotee light an oil lamp at a Hindu temple in Colombo. Many Sri Lankans marked the beginning of the 2016 New Year with religious ceremonies. Pic/AFP
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    Fireworks light the sky above the Brandenburg Gate shortly after midnight in Berlin. Hundred of thousands of people gathered for the New Year celebrations at the area around the Brandenburg Gate in the German capital. Pic/AFP
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    This photo in Vienna shows the Giant Ferris wheel at the Prater, illuminated as fireworks mark the coming of the new year. Pic/AFP
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    Crowds gather in La Grand Place de Grote Markt in Brussels for New Year's celebrations. Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur decided to cancel the traditional fireworks and New Year festivities amid fears of a terrorist attack. Pic/AFP
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    Revelers hug after the ball drop during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York. Pic/AFP
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    Pakistanis set off fireworks as they celebrate New Year's Day in Lahore. Pic/AFP
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    Fireworks explode as thousands of people gather to watch, in the main business district on New Year's Eve in Jakarta, Indonesia. Pic/AFP
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As 2015 drew to a close, party revellers welcomed the New Year across the globe with fireworks and festivities. Here's a look at the celebrations that marked the arrival of 2016

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