The new year is rung in from Australia to North Korea and beyond

PHOTO: Confetti drops over the crowd as the clock strikes midnight during the New Years celebration in Times Square, New York, Jan. 1, 2018. PlaySeth Wenig/AP
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From dazzling fireworks displays to quieter celebrations, people around the world ushered in the new year.

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Australia exploded fireworks over Sydney Harbor, lighting the sky over the Opera House and Harbor Bridge.

PHOTO: Fireworks light the sky over the Opera House and Harbor Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Jan. 1, 2018. Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images
Fireworks light the sky over the Opera House and Harbor Bridge during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Jan. 1, 2018.

New Zealand welcomed 2018 with five minutes of fireworks from its Sky Tower.

PHOTO: Over 5 minutes of fireworks from the Sky Tower welcome in the new year during New Years Eve celebrations, Jan. 1, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. Dave Rowland/Getty Images
Over 5 minutes of fireworks from the Sky Tower welcome in the new year during New Year's Eve celebrations, Jan. 1, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.

In India, girls posed for photographs with lighted candles.

PHOTO: Indian girls pose for photographs with lighted candles during celebrations to welcome the new year in Bhopal, India, Dec. 31, 2017. Sanjeev Gupta/EPA
Indian girls pose for photographs with lighted candles during celebrations to welcome the new year in Bhopal, India, Dec. 31, 2017.

Palestinian children enjoyed New Year's festivities in Gaza City on Dec. 30.

PHOTO: Palestinian children celebrate New Year festivities, in Gaza City, Dec. 30, 2017. APAImages/REX/Shutterstock
Palestinian children celebrate New Year festivities, in Gaza City, Dec. 30, 2017.

A bride and groom participated in a mass wedding held in celebration of the New Year in Jakarta, Indonesia.

PHOTO: A bride and groom react to their marriage documents during a mass wedding held in celebration of the New Year in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dec. 31, 2017. Dita Alangkara/AP
A bride and groom react to their marriage documents during a mass wedding held in celebration of the New Year in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dec. 31, 2017.

Men played bagpipes to crowds as part of the New Year's Eve celebrations in Cape Town, South Africa.

PHOTO: Men play bag-pipes during New Years eve celebrations at sunset on Scarborough beach in Cape Town, South Africa, Dec. 31, 2017. Nic Bothma/EPA
Men play bag-pipes during New Year's eve celebrations at sunset on Scarborough beach in Cape Town, South Africa, Dec. 31, 2017.

Fireworks ushered in the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea.

PHOTO: A photo from North Koreas official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken Jan. 1, 2018 shows fireworks ushering in the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea. KCNA via AFP/Getty Images
A photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken Jan. 1, 2018 shows fireworks ushering in the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea.

In Malaysia, fireworks lit up the sky near Kula Lumpur's Petronas Twin Towers.

PHOTO: Fireworks illuminate the sky near Malaysias Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Jan. 1, 2018. Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images
Fireworks illuminate the sky near Malaysia's Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Jan. 1, 2018.

Dubai ushered in the New Year by illuminating the Burj Khalifa.

PHOTO: The Burj Khalifa lit up ready to usher in the New year during New Years celebrations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 31, 2017. Mahmoud Khaled/EPA
The Burj Khalifa lit up ready to usher in the New year during New Year's celebrations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 31, 2017.

In Indonesia, people flew lanterns at Borobudur Temple.

PHOTO: People fly lanterns at Borobudur temple during New Year celebrations in Magelang, Indonesia, Jan. 1, 2018. Antara Foto via Reuters
People fly lanterns at Borobudur temple during New Year celebrations in Magelang, Indonesia, Jan. 1, 2018.

New Year's fireworks exploded over Las Vegas.

PHOTO: New Years fireworks explode over Las Vegas, Jan. 1, 2018. Richard Brian /Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP
New Year's fireworks explode over Las Vegas, Jan. 1, 2018.

People watched fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

PHOTO: People watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Years celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 1, 2018. Leo Correa/AP
People watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 1, 2018.

Fireworks exploded around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight.

PHOTO: Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Years celebrations in central London just after midnight, Jan. 1, 2018. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images
Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight, Jan. 1, 2018.

People reacted during the count down to New Year's Day during the New Year's music event at Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

PHOTO: People react during the count down to New Years day, Jan. 1, 2018, during the New Years music event at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya. Yasuyoshi Chibay/AFP/Getty Images
People react during the count down to New Year's day, Jan. 1, 2018, during the New Year's music event at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Confetti dropped over the crowd as the clock struck midnight during the New Year's celebration in Times Square, New York.

PHOTO: Confetti drops over the crowd as the clock strikes midnight during the New Years celebration in Times Square, New York, Jan. 1, 2018. Seth Wenig/AP
Confetti drops over the crowd as the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's celebration in Times Square, New York, Jan. 1, 2018.

A huge crowd watched the New Year's Day sunrise on Masangsang Beach in Donghae, east of Seoul, South Korea.

PHOTO: A huge crowd watches the New Years Day sunrise on Masangsang Beach in Donghae, east of Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 1, 2018. Yonhap News via Newscom
A huge crowd watches the New Year's Day sunrise on Masangsang Beach in Donghae, east of Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 1, 2018.