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    • Revelers are engulfed by confetti in Times Square just after midnight during New Year's Eve festivities in New York, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
    • Revellers play in confetti along a street after midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, New York January 1, 2015
    • People gather on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris before celebrating the New Year on December 31, 2014
    • Revellers celebrate the New Year's Eve on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
    • An old style Junk Boat  sails Victoria Harbour before the New Year fireworks in Hong Kong on December 31, 2014
    • People gather to celebrate the New Year at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom
    • Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
    • People release balloons beside the Tokyo Tower to celebrate the New Year during an annual countdown ceremony in Tokyo on January 1, 2015
    • West of Tokyo, January 1, 2015
    • New Year's Eve fireworks in Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Skating rink on Palace Square
    • Russia's Grandfather Frost rides in downtown St.Petersburg
    • Fireworks for the new year's celebration launch from the boats at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 1, 2014
    • People react to the fireworks on the new year's celebration at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 1, 2014
    • People cheer in front of Rome's ancient Colosseum as fireworks explode to celebrate the new year on January 1, 2015
    • Fireworks explode over the clock known as 'Big Ben' housed in Elizabeth Tower, to celebrate the New Year in London, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015
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    Above: Revelers are engulfed by confetti in Times Square just after midnight during New Year's Eve festivities in New York.

    New Year Celebrations have just taken place all over the globe, engulfing seven billion people of our planet in the spirit of joy and pleasure, granting them hope for a better year ahead. Let us cast a glance on the New Year celebrations from the sun-kissed beaches of Brazil to the shining skies of Iceland.

    New Year Celebrations have just taken place all over the globe, engulfing the seven billion people of our planet in the spirit of joy and pleasure, granting them hope for a better year ahead, and leaving behind bad memories and misfortune from the last one. Let us cast a glance on the New Year celebrations from the sun-kissed beaches of Brazil to the shining skies of Iceland.

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