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In pictures: World welcomes 2013

From Sydney to the West Bank and from the Vatican to Myanmar, New Year was ushered in enthusiastically.
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2013 08:56


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Fireworks lighted up the sky from The Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, December 31.


ANTONY DICKSON/AFP/Getty Images
Tens of thousands of people lined Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour to view a $1.6m fireworks display, said to be the biggest ever in the city.


YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images
After nearly five decades under military rule that discouraged or banned big public gatherings, about 90,000 people witnessed Myanmar's first New Year's Eve countdown in a field in the largest city of Yangon.


Ahn Young-joon/AP
People gathered to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak in Paju near Panmunjom, which borders South and North Korea.


ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images
Two revellers kissed each other as they celebrated the new year during a count-down event at the Summer Palace in Beijing.


SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/Getty Images
Indians lighted candles to welcome the New Year across cities like Allahabad. Celebrations in the country were muted following the recent gang rape of a young woman that triggered mass protests.


MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian activists held candles as they took part in a rally on the second anniversary of the attack on the All Saints Church (al-Qiddissine) in the city of Alexandria.


Andrew Medichini/AP
Pope Benedict XVI visited the Nativity at St Peter's Square in the Vatican. He said that despite all the death and injustice, goodness prevails.


ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinians waved their flag as they celebrated New Year's Eve in the West Bank city of Ramallah.


DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images
Spanish inhabitants of Campello, a town near the southeastern city of Alicante, posed with a banner reading "Happy New Year 2013" as they welcomed the New Year.


NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images
Tens of thousands of people gathered to celebrate the New Year in front of St Basil cathedral at Red Square in Moscow.



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Fireworks light up the sky from The Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, December 31.

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:28:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356962445112?image_id=0fuy249fhP9ErCameron SpencerGetty ImagesGetty Images

Fireworks light up the sky from The Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, December 31.

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Tens of thousands of people lined Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour to view a $1.6m fireworks display, said to be the biggest ever in the city.

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:47:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356962445112?image_id=00IIbCueLUeLIANTONY DICKSONAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Tens of thousands of people lined Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour to view a $1.6m fireworks display, said to be the biggest ever in the city.

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After nearly five decades under military regimes that discouraged or banned big public gatherings, about 90,000 people experienced Myanmar's first New Year's Eve countdown in a field in the largest city of Yangon.

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:51:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356962445112?image_id=0bI7gy9aFA1bHYE AUNG THUAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

After nearly five decades under military regimes that discouraged or banned big public gatherings, about 90,000 people experienced Myanmar's first New Year's Eve countdown in a field in the largest city of Yangon.

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People gather to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak in Paju near Panmunjom, which borders South and North Korea.

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:48:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356962445112?image_id=0bSz4m2fNp3UrAhn Young-joonAPAP Photo

People gather to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak in Paju near Panmunjom, which borders South and North Korea.

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Two revellers kiss each other as they celebrate the new year during a count-down event at the Summer Palace in Beijing.

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356962445112?image_id=0h0o3QA4CGeOcED JONESAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Two revellers kiss each other as they celebrate the new year during a count-down event at the Summer Palace in Beijing.

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Indian sportsmen of Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium, light candles to welcome the New Year in Allahabad. Reflecting the sombre mood across the country, many Indians call for subdued celebrations following the death of the 23-year-old gang-rape victim from New Delhi.

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:38:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356962445112?image_id=03rT18Lew23nFSANJAY KANOJIAAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Indian sportsmen of Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium, light candles to welcome the New Year in Allahabad. Reflecting the sombre mood across the country, many Indians call for subdued celebrations following the death of the 23-year-old gang-rape victim from New Delhi.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356962445112?image_id=04Gl0AN49Jc6Z

Egyptian activists hold candles as they take part in a rally on the second anniversary of the attack on the All Saints Church (al-Qiddissine) in the city of Alexandria.

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:58:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356962445112?image_id=04Gl0AN49Jc6ZMAHMUD HAMSAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Egyptian activists hold candles as they take part in a rally on the second anniversary of the attack on the All Saints Church (al-Qiddissine) in the city of Alexandria.

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Pope Benedict XVI waves from his pope mobile as he visits the Nativity at St Peter's Square in the Vatican. He said that despite all the death and injustice, goodness prevails.

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:33:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356962445112?image_id=025I9SCew3ehHAndrew MedichiniAPAP Photo

Pope Benedict XVI waves from his pope mobile as he visits the Nativity at St Peter's Square in the Vatican. He said that despite all the death and injustice, goodness prevails.

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Palestinians wave their flag as they celebrate on New Year's Eve in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:43:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356962445112?image_id=09BGe79eerbiMABBAS MOMANIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Palestinians wave their flag as they celebrate on New Year's Eve in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356962445112?image_id=04sMbXO2eU6a0

Spanish inhabitants of Campello, a town near southeastern city of Alicante, pose with a banner reading "Happy New Year 2013" as they welcome the new year in Madrid.

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356962445112?image_id=04sMbXO2eU6a0DOMINIQUE FAGETAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Spanish inhabitants of Campello, a town near southeastern city of Alicante, pose with a banner reading "Happy New Year 2013" as they welcome the new year in Madrid.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1356962445112?image_id=00bS4AvfsAe7o

Tens of thousands of people gather to celebrate the New Year in front of St Basil cathedral at Red Square in Moscow.

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Tens of thousands of people gather to celebrate the New Year in front of St Basil cathedral at Red Square in Moscow.



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