World welcomes 2016 with celebrations

People from Australia to Europe celebrate New Year with celebrations and fireworks

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Fireworks explode over Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, during the New Year celebrations January 1, 2016, as the Address Downtown Dubai hotel and residential block, which had been engulfed by a fire, can be seen on the left

Updated Jan 1, 2016

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as Australia's largest city ushers in the New Year, January 1, 2016

Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations on January 1, 2016. [ AFP}

People hold balloons before releasing them at the start of the new year at a hotel in front of Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan, December 31, 2015, 2016


South Korean singer Psy performs during a countdown event to celebrate New Year in Seoul, South Korea, December 31, 2015


Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon atop Acropolis hill during New Year's day celebrations in Athens, Greece, January 1, 2016

Fireworks explode during New Year celebrations outside the Philippine Arena in Bocaue town, Bulacan province, north of Manila January 1, 2016


A man lights firecrackers on the street during the New Year celebrations in Mumbai, India, January 1, 2016


Fireworks explode next to the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin January 1, 2016


Tens of thousands of floating ''wishing spheres'' carrying people's New Year wishes line the Marina Bay against the skyline of Singapore during New Years Eve, December 31, 2015


Pyramids are illuminated during New Year's day celebrations on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, January 1, 2016.


A million people gathered in New York's Times Square. [AP]

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