Sunday, January 01, 2017

New Year’s Eve 2016 celebrations – in pictures

Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh
Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Fireworks light up the London skyline
London’s firework display around the London Eye Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The Arc de Triomphe illuminated at midnight in Paris
The Arc de Triomphe illuminated at midnight in Paris Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

Celebrations at Madrid’s Puerta del Sol clock
Celebrations at Madrid’s Puerta del Sol clock Photograph: Santi Donaire/EPA

New Year’s fireworks in Warsaw
1 January arrives in Warsaw Photograph: Leszek Szymanski/EPA

Fireworks over Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate
Fireworks over Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Fireworks above the pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt
Pyrotechnics at the pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Parthenon in Athens, Greece
A burst of colour over the Parthenon in Athens, Greece Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

People release balloons and lanterns in Istanbul’s Ortakoy district, by the Bosphorus
People release balloons and lanterns in Istanbul’s Ortakoy district, by the Bosphorus Photograph: Emrah Gurel/AP

The new year arriving in Moscow’s Red Square
The new year arriving in Moscow’s Red Square Photograph: Dmitry Serebryakov/Tass

Fireworks over Al-Nusoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq
Celebrations in Al-Nusoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Fireworks illuminate Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world
Fireworks illuminate Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world Photograph: EPA

Gathjering to watch fireworks in Karachi, Pakistan
Gathering to watch the celebrations in Karachi, Pakistan Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

An Indian man lights firecrackers during Mumbai’s new year celebration
An Indian man lights firecrackers during Mumbai’s new year celebration Photograph: Rafiq Maqbool/AP

Celebrations at Kandawgyi Park in Yangon, Myanmar
Celebrations at Kandawgyi Park in Yangon, Myanmar Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Photograph: Barcroft Images

Fireworks explode behind the monument of national hero Jose Rizal, Manila, Philippines
Fireworks explode behind the monument of national hero José Rizal, Manila, Philippines Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Fireworks and light effects light up the night sky from the Taipei 101 skyscraper
Fireworks and light effects light up the night sky from the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taipei, Taiwan Photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

Malaysia’s landmark Petronas Twin Towers framed by the firework display in Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia’s landmark Petronas Twin Towers framed by the firework display in Kuala Lumpur Photograph: Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images

Fireworks explode above Singapore’s financial district at the stroke of midnight
Fireworks explode above Singapore’s financial district at the stroke of midnight Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

New Year countdown celebrations in Hong Kong
New year countdown celebrations in Hong Kong Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images

Buddhists light candles at Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea
Buddhists light candles at Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea Photograph: Ahn Young joon/AP

A woman waits for the New Year countdown at Prince Park Tower in Tokyo
A woman waits for the new year countdown at Prince Park Tower in Tokyo Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images

Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge turn pink as Australia welcomes in the new year
Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge turn pink as Australia welcomes in the new year Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

The SkyTower firework display in Auckland, New Zealand
The SkyTower firework display in Auckland, New Zealand Photograph: Dave Rowland/Getty Images

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