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People release balloons to celebrate the New Year during an annual countdown ceremony in Tokyo.
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Fireworks explode above Sydney Harbor during the New Year celebrations in Australia.
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Worshipers strike a giant bell to celebrate the New Year at Zojoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo.
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Fireworks explode in front of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over the Victoria Harbor as the 2013 New Year arrives in Hong Kong Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013
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Benjamin Nadorf, 4, fools around with his new glasses while waiting for the New Year in Times Square, N.Y.
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Fireworks explode in the sky to celebrate the New Year near the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea.
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Fireworks light up the sky to welcome in the New Year at Manila Bay in the Philippines.
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Fireworks explode over the Singapore financial district to mark the start of the new year.
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Tourists pose as they carry umbrellas with numbers to welcome the New Year in Agra, India.
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Pope Benedict XVI presides over a New Year's Eve vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. The pope marked the end of a difficult year by saying that despite all the death and injustice in the world, goodness prevails.
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A woman prays behind papers bearing New Year wishes tied to trees at Myeongdong Catholic Cathedral in Seoul, South Korea.
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A man watches fireworks explode during New Year celebrations in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
Lai Seng Sin/AP
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A Filipino boy looks as his mother tests a paper horn for celebrating the New Year in downtown Manila, Philippines.
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Fireworks explode next to a lighthouse on the German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea.
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Workers prepare to set up a stage as preparations are underway for the country's first ever public New Year's countdown celebration in Myanmar.
Khin Maung Win/AP
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Fireworks are launched from a building in Taipei to mark the new year.
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Fireworks are launched over Jakarta to mark the new year.
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Sri Lankan inmates of the Welikada prison carry statues of Lord Buddha as they take part in a religious ceremony on the eve of the new year.
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