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How the World Celebrated the New Year of 2014!

 

 

Oh what a year it has been, but 2013 is over now, and 2014 is here to stay! Well, at least for another 364 days. So, how did you celebrate it? We have no idea, but we do have an inkling about how it was celebrated all around the world. Have a look for yourselves!

 
USA   
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Confetti filled celebrations in Times Square   


Canada

 
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Fireworks rage in the sky above Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. 


 
Australia   
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Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour to the excited roar of the crowd.


 
Brazil   
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In Rio de Janeiro fireworks light up the sky over Copacabana beach!

 
Japan   
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Shinto priests stride across special lanterns to put the finishing touches on a ritual to usher in the new year, Meiji Shrine, Tokyo.  

 
Malaysia   
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


 
Nepal   
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A man lights a butter lamp during evening prayers in Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

 
Brazil  
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Balloons, in the form of the Brazilian national flag, are released into the skies above Sao Paulo downtown during the year-end celebrations. 

 
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China  
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Laser lights illuminate the Great Wall of China during a new year countdown event at the Badaling section of the Great Wall, in Beijing on Dec. 31.   

 
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Hong Kong  
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Taiwan  
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New York   
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South Africa  
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India  
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You better run with all those firecrackers around you. That is if you were in Mumbai yesterday.

 
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New Year’s Eve celebration at Park Street, Kolkata.

 

 
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Lithuania   
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Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius

 

 
Phillipins  
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Workers roast freshly slaughtered pigs to sell to customers at a store in Quezon city in the Philippines on Dec. 31. Roasted pigs are famous main courses for midnight feasts during the New Year revelry in the Philippines. 

 
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Indonesia  
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The main business district on New Year’s Eve in Jakarta.

 
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Balinese girls in traditional costumes.

 
Thailand  
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Peru  
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Shamans holding posters of U.S. President Barack Obama and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, perform a ritual of predictions for the new year at Agua Dulce beach in Lima.  

 
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A shaman performing a new year ritual to bring good luck, at the Market of Wishes, Lima.

 
Romania  
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Russia  
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Children gathering around 'Father Frost' in the Moscow Zoo. In Russia, Christmas is celebrated on January 7th.

 

 
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And of course, fireworks over Moscow's Red Square!

 

 
United Arab Emirates  
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Italy  
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Pope Francis holds a monstrance as he completes the New Year's Eve vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican.

 
France  
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Writing the new year in the air with sparklers in front of the Eiffel Tower, Paris.

 
Myanmar  
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Fireworks explode above the Kayawait palace hotel during a New Year’s party in Yangon. 

 
South Korea
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Buddhists attend celebrations in the Bongeun Buddhist temple in Seoul.

 
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Posing under an illuminated flower tunnel at the Garden of Morning Calm, Gapyeong.

 
Germany  
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Fireworks display next to the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate, Berlin.

 
Greece  
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The old next to the new: Fireworks for the new year light up the temple of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis hill, Athens.

 
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