There were fireworks in Pyongyang and bell-ringing in Seoul.
Crowds cheered as the sky over Auckland was lit up by fireworks to herald the arrival of 2020.
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.
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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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)
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.
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.