In Pictures

World welcomes 2014: In pictures

Countries are ushering in 2014, with firework displays erupting first in cities in the Asia-Pacific region and then sweeping across the world.

Image caption Confetti was dropped on revellers at midnight during celebrations in Times Square, New York.
Image caption Auckland in New Zealand was the first major city to see in 2014 with a firework display.
Image caption Australia's biggest city Sydney put on its traditionally spectacular show over the Harbour Bridge.
Image caption These revellers in Coin, near Malaga in southern Spain, saw the new year in dressed as fairies and hippies.
Image caption Fireworks lit up Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Canada.
Image caption Copacabana Beach was the perfect place to watch fireworks over Rio de Janeiro.
Image caption The London Eye on the banks of the River Thames was lit up.
Image caption Fireworks illuminated Edinburgh Castle where thousands celebrated "Hogmanay".
Image caption Dublin held a People's Procession of Light, a torch-lit celebration illuminating its way through the city.
Image caption In Malaysia, fireworks exploded near Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Twin Towers.
Image caption Singapore welcomed in the new year with an eight-minute display lighting up the city's skyline.
Image caption Fireworks lit up Juche Tower and the Taedong River in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.
Image caption Revellers in Mumbai had to dodge firecrackers as New Year celebrations got under way.
Image caption The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, was illuminated as Dubai aimed for a world record-breaking fireworks display.
Image caption These revellers in Red Square, Moscow, launched a sky lantern to mark the new year.
Image caption However, there was tight security in Moscow after bomb blasts in Russia's southern city of Volgograd.

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