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New Year's fireworks see in 2017, from Auckland to Pyongyang

Millions of people have already been celebrating the arrival of 2017.

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New Year's fireworks see in 2017, from Auckland to Pyongyang

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Millions of people have already been celebrating the arrival of 2017.

After South Pacific islands, New Zealand was the first major country to see in the New Year, Auckland celebrating with a laser light show and fireworks at the city’s Sky Tower.

Not to be upstaged, Sydney quickly followed suit. The Australian city’s harbour provided the backdrop for an elaborate fireworks display which paid tribute to Prince and David Bowie, both departed in 2016.

Isolated North Korea joined in the fun too, half an hour after its southern neighbour. The fireworks in Pyongyang were covered live on state television.

Hong Kong added an oriental touch to Auld Lang Syne, as hundreds of thousands turned out for the street party and fireworks over Victoria Harbour.