A New Year: Ringing in 2019 Across the World

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Fireworks light up the Reunion Tower in Dallas, Texas, Jan. 1, 2018, as Texans welcomed the new year.
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Spectators watch the first sunrise of the new year from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Joey and Claudia Flores, of California, kiss as confetti falls during a New Year's celebration in <a href="/news/national-international/Crowds-to-Pack-Times-Square-for-Rainy-New-Years-Eve-503702931.html" target="_blank">New York's Times Square</a>, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Gary Marion, attired as drag queen Sushi, hangs in an oversized replica of a women's red, high heel over Duval Street, late Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at the Bourbon St. Pub in Key West, Florida. The Red Shoe Drop is a Key West tradition and is one of six Key West warm-weather takeoffs on New York City's Times Square ball drop to mark the beginning of the new year.
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The Nevada National Guard stand on a road leading to the Las Vegas Strip during the New Year's celebration, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Las Vegas.
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A man watches the fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach during the New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Fireworks explode over the London Eye during the New Year's eve celebrations after midnight in London, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Fireworks explode over the Tagus river, marking New Year, behind Lisbon's Saint George castle in the first minutes of Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Fireworks explode over the Brandenburg Gate on Jan. 1, 2019 in Berlin, Germany, the annual gathering place for Germans to welcome the new year.
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Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Arc de Triomphe during the New Year's Day celebrations on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, Jan. 1, 2019.
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A <a href="/news/national-international/Paris-France-Protesters-502864802.html" target="_blank">yellow vest protester</a> lights a flare during the New Year's Day celebrations on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Revellers take selfies during a New Year's Eve rehearsal celebration in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
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People watch fireworks explode at the Eco Atlantic to celebrate the New Year in Lagos, Nigeria, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Fireworks explode in the sky over Rome's Colosseum during New Year's celebrations, in Rome, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Swimmer run into the chilly water of Lake Balaton during the 8th annual New Year's swimming in Szigliget, southwest of Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Jan.1, 2019.
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Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis hill for the the New Year's Eve celebrations during a rainfall in Athens, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania, shortly after midnight during the New Year's celebrations, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Bosnians cheer during new year's celebrations in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Fireworks explode over Martyrs' Square during New Year's Day, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Fireworks light up the sky during New Year's celebrations in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Fireworks explode at the Burj Khalifah, considered the world's tallest building, on New Year's Eve to welcome 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 31, 2018.
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Pakistani Christians attend a midnight service at Sacred Heart Cathedral, ending of the year 2018 in Lahore, Pakistan, Dec. 31, 2018.
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Children wearing painted fox masks take part in the Oji Fox Parade to mark the New Year on Jan. 1, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. The Oji Fox Parade was established in 1993 as a modern-day, living recreation of an artwork that depicts the legend that tells a story of how foxes from all over the Kanto region would gather beneath a large tree on New Year's Eve in the area where Tokyo now stands and would don costumes and parade to Oji Inari Shrine to mark the arrival of the new year.
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Fireworks explode over the Kremlin during New Year's celebrations in Red Square with St. Basil's Cathedral, center, and the Spasskaya Tower, right, in the background in Moscow, Russia, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Indians celebrate the arrival of the new year at Marine Drive in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019.
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Performers cheer after a countdown to the new year event in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Monks drape a cloth over worshippers lying coffins at the Takien temple in suburban Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 31, 2018. Worshippers believe that the coffin ceremony – symbolizing death and rebirth – helps them rid themselves of bad luck and are born again for a fresh start in the new year.
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Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, the Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of year 2019 in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Confetti rains down on revelers at the Eastwood Shopping Mall as Filipinos welcome the new year on Jan. 1, 2019, in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines.
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Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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People gather for a new year's performance at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Jan. 1, 2019. Artists from the Mansudae Art Troupe, the Phibada Opera Troupe, the National Folk Art Troupe, Kim Won Gyun University of Music, the Korean People's Internal Security Forces and the Moranbong Electronic Ensemble performed.
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Fireworks illuminate the city's skyline for the new year, Jan. 1, 2019, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House during the midnight show for the new year on Dec. 31, 2018, in Sydney, Australia.
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