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PHOTOS: World bursts into celebrations at the stroke of midnight

Last updated on: January 01, 2016 21:30 IST

Here’s a glimpse how the world welcomed 2016.

People watch as fireworks explode over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/ Reuters


Fireworks shoot out the side of the sign during New Year celebrations in the Manhattan borough of New York. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/ Reuters


Egyptians celebrate in front of pyramids during New Year celebrations on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/ Reuters


A woman stands in 2016 glasses during New Year celebrations in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/ Reuters


Revelers kiss as they pose for a picture while laying on the confetti covered ground during New Year's celebrations in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/ Reuters


Blanca Montemayor of Mexico celebrates New Year's Eve at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Steve Marcus/ Reuters


Fireworks explode in MarinaBay against the skyline of Singapore during the New Year celebrations. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters


New Year celebrations at Taiwan’s tallest skyscraper, the Taipei 101, in Taipei. Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters


Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters


Dancers perform at the New Year celebrations at Tai Miao, the imperial ancestral temple in the Forbidden City in Beijing. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters


Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and HarbourBridge as Australia’s largest city ushers in the New Year. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters


People release balloons at the turn of the New Year at a hotel in front of the landmark TokyoTower in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters


Fireworks explode over Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, during the New Year celebrations. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters