They're already ringing in the new year around the world

They're already ringing in the new year around the world

Over 5 minutes of fireworks from the Sky Tower welcome in the new year during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.

A giant digital clock on the tower was counting down before multi-colored fireworks exploded across the city skyline.

"SkyCity is proud to deliver the annual Sky Tower fireworks display that's enjoyed by locals and visitors across various vantage points in Auckland, and watched by many millions more via internet and TV broadcast".

Fireworks lit up the sky above Sydney Harbour, highlighting the city's New Year's celebrations.

Sydney fireworks wowed the crowds around the harbour which was jammed to capacity by midnight.

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Many Filipinos believe that noisy New Year's celebrations drive away evil and misfortune.

Authorities throughout China are also on high alert for stampedes or terror attacks at large public gatherings. The artist collects wishes from people and integrates them in his work that will be displayed during New Year's Eve celebrations in front of Cologne's most famous landmark.

After spending an exhausting year that saw a presidency toppled by a corruption scandal and nuclear-armed North Korea firing missile after missile, South Koreans enter 2018 in need of a happy distraction. Then, in 2011, it made a decision to change its worldwide dateline to align more closely with New Zealand and Australia in a bid to improve trade ties.

Acts including Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, and the Foo Fighters will keep partiers entertained before and after midnight at properties across Sin City.

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