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After 12: Ringing in the New Year across the world

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia.

An LED light show illuminates the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, to celebrate the New Year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Members of Flyboard Ireland take part in the Liffey Lights Moment - Matinee in Dublin's city centre as part of the city's New Year's eve celebration.Participants in the countdown to the New Year event marking the passage into 2018 in Beijing, China.

Lebanese watch a fireworks display during the New Year's celebrations in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

Iraqis gather to celebrate New Year's Day in Baghdad, Iraq, early Monday, Jan 1, 2018. (Photos: AP)

An Indian policeman stands guard on a makeshift platform as revellers gather for New Year's Eve celebrations in Bangalore, India.

People take pictures as fireworks explode over the Kremlin, during New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia.

Fireworks explode with slogan reading “Happiness and Good Condition Together” on the Taipei 101 building during the New Year's celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan.

Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania, shortly after midnight during the New Year's celebrations.