In pictures: New Year celebrations from around the world
January 1, 2013
Myanmar prepares for their first ever public New Year celebrations. Lynn Bo Bo / EPA
Shinto priests attend a end-of-the-year purification ceremony to prepare for New Year's Day at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP Photo
T closing figures on the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong. Antony Dickson / AFP Photo
Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays his sculpture in Amritsar. Narinder Nanu / AFP Photo
Indian kite maker Jagmohan Kanojia flies a kite with new year greetings in Amritsar. Narinder Nanu / AFP Photo
A Filipino vendor arranges fireworks for New Year celebrations in Manila. Cheryl Ravelo / Reuters
A trader wearing "Happy New Year" glasses works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York on New Year's Eve. Seth Wenig / AP Photo
People look at the Tokyo Tower illuminated to celebrate the New Year in Japan. Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters
Tourists pose outside the Taj Mahal in Agra ahead of the New Year.
Fireworks light up Sydney harbour for New Year's Day. Damian Shaw / EPA
Thousands of revellers take part in the annual Johannesburg Carnival in South Africa. Kim Ludbrook / EPA
Fireworks erupt over on the Elbe river in Dresden, eastern Germany on January 1, 2013 in Berlin during the New Year's celebrations. AFP Photo / Robert Michael
Fireworks explode over the London Eye in central London, as part of the New Year celebrations. AP Photo/PA, Dominic Lipinski.
Neon Trees perform during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York, December, 31, 2012. AFP Photo / Emmanuel Dunand.