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What a way to begin the new decade.
There were fireworks in Pyongyang and bell-ringing in Seoul.
More than a million people descended onto a hazy Sydney Harbour and surrounding areas to greet 2020 despite the ongoing wildfire crisis.
Crowds cheered as the sky over Auckland was lit up by fireworks to herald the arrival of 2020.
As 2020 arrives across the globe, watch the major cities bid farewell to 2019.
On Sunday, members of a volunteer group and local children put the three-meter-tall rat statue at the entrance of Tatsumizu Shrine in the town of Misato in Mie Prefecture
The huge rice cakes are supposed to ensure good health and an abundant harvest in the coming year.
As dawn broke over the archaeological site of Tiwanaku indigenous Aymara raised their hands towards the first rays of the morning sun to welcome the Aymara New Year, 5527.
People in China paid homage to the God of Wealth on Saturday, praying for good fortune.
Chinese communities around the world are welcoming the Year of the Pig.
Family members exchanged gifts and dressed in traditional attire.
Tibetans of southwest China's Sichuan Province held a ceremony and a horse parade on Tuesday to celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year.
Nearly one hundred people gathered at a Tokyo shrine to wash themselves in an icy bath on Sunday (January 13) to purify their souls and wish for good health in the new year.
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Thousands of people gathered and competed in a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo on Saturday (November 5), hoping to get a good start to 2019
Revellers across the world rang in the New Year this week. Fireworks lit up the skies over Auckland as New Zealand became one of the first countries to enter 2019.
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Miniature steam trains, puppet tennis players and a convincing Darth Vader paraded through London on Tuesday (January 1) to celebrate New Year.
Eight people were rescued after being stuck on a fair ride for several hours on New Year's Eve in France, local media reported on Tuesday (January 1)
From swimming in chilly waters, to a parade and a religious ceremony, take a look at how people across Europe spent New Year's Day.
Thousands of Dutch revellers braved cold water and chilling winds on Tuesday to take a New Year's Day plunge in the North Sea in a tradition thought to date back to the 1960s.
People wearing demonic masks and straw garments visited homes in Japan on NewYear's Eve to ward off evil spirits, bring good luck and make children behave.
New Year's Eve revellers were treated to a spectacular laser show in Mexico City instead of the traditional fireworks to cut down on air pollution.
Firefighters in the Netherlands spent New Year’s Eve battling a beach bonfire burning out of control, threatening the seaside resort of Scheveningen.
Take a look at our selection of some of the best photos of the New Year 2019 celebrations.
Fireworks lit up the skies over Auckland as New Zealand became one of the first countries to welcome the New Year.