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In Pictures: How the world ushered in 2012

Last updated on: January 2, 2012 08:06 IST

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A couple kiss as fireworks light the sky during New Year celebrations in Sarajevo January 1, 2012.

Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

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Fireworks explode during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in the coastal city of Vina del Mar, about 121 km northwest of Santiago.

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People look at fireworks explode above Copacabana beach during the New Year celebrations in Babilonia slum in Rio de Janeiro.

Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

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Fireworks explode beside Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad) at Prater park during New Year's celebrations in Vienna.

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Singer Justin Bieber (R) performs with Mexican rock guitarist Carlos Santana (L) at Times Square during a celebration to mark the start of the new year in New York.

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The New Year's fireworks display lights up around the London Eye in central London.

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A man dressed up as Jesus Christ participates in the annual San Silvestre race in Guatemala City December 31, 2011. Thousands of people, some of them in costumes, participated in the event to celebrate the coming of a new year.

Photograph: William Gularte/Reuters

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Fireworks explode over downtown Beirut during New Year celebrations.

Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

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New Year revellers in Princes Street during the Hogmanay street party celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Fireworks explode near a bronze sculpture of Alexander the Great on his horse Bucephalus, in Skopje's central square during New Year celebrations, in Macedonia.

The statue, which measures 12.5 metres in height and stands on a 10 metre high pedestal, is part of a cultural project "Skopje 2014".

Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

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Revellers at the Gateway of India, Mumbai, on the New Year's Eve.

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Fireworks explode from Taiwan's tallest skyscraper Taipei 101 during New Year celebrations in Taipei.

Photograph: Shengfa Lin/Reuters

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Fireworks explode during New Year celebrations in Colombo.

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Thousands of people watch fireworks during New Year's Day celebration on Red Square in Moscow.

Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters

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Policemen stand guard during celebrations for the New Year on the Bund near the Huangpu River in Shanghai.

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Fireworks explode over Marina Bay during New Year celebrations in Singapore.

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People release balloons as the Tokyo Tower is illuminated to celebrate the New Year at a countdown event at the Zojo-ji Buddhist temple in Tokyo.

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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year.

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