Kisses, fireworks, baby birth: How the world welcomed New Year 2019

Jan 01, 2019, 11:18 IST
  • Kisses, fireworks, baby birth: How the world welcomed New Year 2019

    Just like the other parts of the world, people across India waited with bated breath for the clock to strike midnight. In picture: Visitors at Gateway of India on the New Year's eve, in Mumbai on December 31, 2018. All pictures/AFP

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  • Kisses, fireworks, baby birth: How the world welcomed New Year 2019

    Traffic police in Mumbai registered 44 cases of drunk driving till 8 pm on Monday on the New year Eve. Police personnel were manning various parts of the megapolis to ensure smooth conduct of celebrations to ring in 2019, and to prevent rash driving

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  • Kisses, fireworks, baby birth: How the world welcomed New Year 2019

    A couple kisses during New Year celebrations in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market on January 1, 2019

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  • Kisses, fireworks, baby birth: How the world welcomed New Year 2019

    People watch fireworks from the water on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the New Year celebration on January 1, 2019

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  • Kisses, fireworks, baby birth: How the world welcomed New Year 2019

    This handout out photo provided by Riotur (Rio tourism board) shows a view of Christ the Redeemer above Rio De Janeiro during the new year fireworks celebration on January 1, 2019

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  • Kisses, fireworks, baby birth: How the world welcomed New Year 2019

    Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2019

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  • Kisses, fireworks, baby birth: How the world welcomed New Year 2019

    Filipina mother Leni Bonto holds her baby Zairah after giving birth in the delivery room at the Fabella Maternity Hospital in Manila on New Year's Day, January 1, 2019

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    Fireworks explode over Ljubljana castle during New Year celebrations in Ljubljana, on January 1, 2019

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    Indian revellers dance during New Year's celebrations at a hotel in Amritsar on January 1, 2019

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  • Kisses, fireworks, baby birth: How the world welcomed New Year 2019

    Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Moscow during New Year celebrations, on January 1, 2019

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  • Kisses, fireworks, baby birth: How the world welcomed New Year 2019

    Fireworks explode over the Atlantis Hotel at The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on January 1, 2019

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  • Kisses, fireworks, baby birth: How the world welcomed New Year 2019

    A child holds a sparkler during New Year's celebrations in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on January 1, 2019

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  • Kisses, fireworks, baby birth: How the world welcomed New Year 2019

    In this photo taken on December 31, 2018, performers stand on a stage during a New Year's Eve countdown event and fireworks display on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang

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    Lights decorate a shopping center as Egyptians celebrate New Year's Eve on December 31, 2018 in Cairo

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    A woman applies coloured powder to a "rangoli", a Hindu ritual design, to usher in the New Year in front of a home in Hyderabad on January 1, 2019. Rangolis are drawn in front of homes early in the morning to welcome relatives and friends to mark the new year

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About The Gallery

People across the world welcomed New Year 2019. Celebrations, fireworks, and parties are important elements of New Year's Eve and keeping up with the tradition, a number of events were organised in different parts of the world to ring in the New Year. Here are some photos of the revelry around the world. All pictures/AFP

 

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