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Amazing Photos of 2018 New Year Celebration Around The World

Millions of people around the world are celebrating the start of the new year with elaborate fireworks displays.
Visitors watch the fireworks display during a New Year event at an amusement park south of Tokyo, in Japan
Balloons are released in central Tokyo as people say goodbye to 2017 amid celebrations around the world

Dubai was the latest city to ring in the New Year although it did not opt for the conventional fireworks display due to 'security reasons', instead opting for an impressive world-record breaking laser show. The world's tallest building was emblazoned with the 'Year of Zayed', who was the former president of the United Arab Emirates. He held onto the post for 33 years and passed away in 2004.


Sydney kicked off 2018 with a bang with a rainbow themed firework display over the Harbour Bridge to celebrate recently-legalised gay marriage

Fireworks light up the Taiwan skyline and Taipei 101 during New Years Eve celebrations just after midnight on January 1, 2018 in Taipei.
It was previously known as the world's tallest building in 2004 but was dethroned upon the completion of the Burj Khalifa in 2010

Fireworks explode over Victoria harbour during New Year celebrations in Hong Kong on January.
The year 2018 was lit up on the side of one of the buildings as fireworks lit up the sky

An aerial shot of the fireworks display from Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, which has already welcomed in the New Year.
The display was witnessed by thousands of onlookers who lined the streets of the city

Fireworks explode over the Yarra River as celebrations get underway in Melbourne, Australia.
The fireworks light up the sky from the building rooftops and thousands of people gather along the bridge and banks of the river.
Millions of dollars were spent on pyrotechnics for the display.

The Sky Tower was the focus of celebrations in Auckland (pictured), while fireworks displays also took place in Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin

Residents light fireworks to welcome 2018 during New Year celebrations in Paranaque city, metro Manila, Philippines.
Dozens of people gathered at an amusement park in Pasay, Manila, to take pictures of the fireworks lighting up the night sky as the Philippines enters 2018.