World celebrates new year

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Veronica Boshen of Allentown, PA., tries out her 2014 glasses while waiting for the ball drop celebration to begin in Times Square on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in New York. (AP PhotoKathy Willens)
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Kenn Magowan, left, Anna Edgerly-Moore, both of New York, look out over Times Square, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 as the new year is celebrated. (AP PhotoCraig Ruttle)
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Nicole Tacher, 11, of Miami, Fl., lays in confetti on a hotel balcony i Times Square in New York Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 as the new year is celebrated. (AP PhotoCraig Ruttle)
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Confetti fills the air as 2014 arrives with the Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta early New Year's Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP PhotoAtlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton) GWINNETT OUT MARIETTA OUT LOCAL TV OUT (WXIA, WGCL, FOX 5)
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In this photo provided by Dubai World Record 2014, fireworks explode over Palm Jumeirah Island, front, and World Islands, rear, to celebrate the New Year on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 as the city attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Firework Display." (AP PhotoDubai World Record 2014, Simon Brooke-Webb)
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Fireworks explode during Year's Eve celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP PhotoThe Canadian Press, Mark Blinch)
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In this photo by Dubai World Record 2014, fireworks explode over the World Islands to celebrate the New Year Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 as the city attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Firework Display." (AP PhotoDubai World Record 2014,Simon Brooke-Webb )
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Fireworks light up the sky as thousands of people gather to watch, in the main business district on New Year's Eve in Jakarta, Indonesia, late Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP PhotoTatan Syuflana)
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People celebrate the New Year at the Red Square during the New Year festivities, in Moscow, Russia, early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, with St. Basil Cathedral is in the background. (AP PhotoPavel Golovkin)
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Fireworks explode over the financial district at midnight, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 in Singapore. Celebrations started on New Year's Eve where concerts were held and thousands gathered on the streets to usher in the Year 2014. (AP PhotoWong Maye-E)
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Fireworks explode over Vardar River during New Year’s Eve celebration in Skopje, Macedonia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP PhotoBoris Grdanoski)
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Fireworks light up the sky as Filipinos welcome the New Year Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014, in Manila, Philippines. Traditionally, Filipinos welcome the New Year with fireworks and firecrackers and making the loudest noise possible, including indiscriminate firing of their guns which sometimes result in injuries and deaths. (AP PhotoBullit Marquez)
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Fireworks light up the sky as Filipinos welcome the New Year Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014, in Manila, Philippines. Traditionally, Filipinos welcome the New Year with fireworks and firecrackers and making the loudest noise possible, including indiscriminate firing of their guns which sometimes result in injuries and deaths. (AP PhotoBullit Marquez)
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RETRANSMISSION TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE CROP - Pope Francis holds a monstrance as he celebrates a New Year's Eve vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Pope Francis has used his traditional year-end prayer service of thanksgiving to urge people to ask themselves: Did they spend 2013 to further their own interests or to help others? That's what we all should "courageously" consider as New Year's celebrations get under way, the pontiff said, as he led the service in St. Peter's Basilica on Tuesday evening. (AP PhotoAlessandra Tarantino)
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Fireworks explode at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's celebrations in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 (AP PhotoKin Cheung)
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A man runs as firecrackers burst around him, on the street during the New Year celebrations in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014.(AP PhotoRafiq Maqbool)
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Pope Francis checks time after visiting the nativity scene set in St. Peter's square following a New Year's Eve vespers service he celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Pope Francis has used his traditional year-end prayer service of thanksgiving to urge people to ask themselves: Did they spend 2013 to further their own interests or to help others? That's what we all should "courageously" consider as New Year's celebrations get under way, the pontiff said, as he led the service in St. Peter's Basilica on Tuesday evening. (AP PhotoAlessandra Tarantino)
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Veronica Boshen of Allentown, PA., tries out her 2014 glasses while waiting for the ball drop celebration to begin in Times Square on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in New York. (AP PhotoKathy Willens)
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Looking from the Marriott Marquis hotel, fireworks erupt from One Times Square as the Waterford Crystal ball that will mark the new year is raised into position at six hours before midnight for New Year's Eve celebrations in New York Thursday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP PhotoCraig Ruttle)
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Revelers pose for a photograph as they wait for midnight during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in New York. (AP PhotoJohn Minchillo)
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Fireworks explode as pro-European Union activists celebrate the New Year in the Ukrainian capital Kiev's main square early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. At least 100,000 Ukrainians sang the country's national anthem together at the square on New Year's Eve in a sign of support for integration with Europe. Opposition leaders had called on Ukrainians to come to Kiev's Maidan on the New Year's Eve and sing the national anthem in an act of defiance and what they expected could be the record-breaking live singing of an anthem. (AP PhotoEfrem Lukatsky)
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A fireworks display is set off from the Taipei101 skyscraper during New Year's Eve celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP PhotoWally Santana)
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A fireworks display is set off from the Taipei101 skyscraper during New Year's Eve celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP PhotoWally Santana)
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A massive fireworks display launches from the Taipei101 skyscraper during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP PhotoWally Santana)
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Revellers celebrate on New Year's Eve below a projected image of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Cape Town, South Africa Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Mandela died in his Johannesburg home on Dec. 5, 2013 at the age of 95. (AP Photo)
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Fireworks explode over the financial district at midnight, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 in Singapore. Celebrations started on New Year's Eve where concerts were held and thousands gathered on the streets to usher in the Year 2014. (AP PhotoWong Maye-E)
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Fireworks light up the sky as Filipinos welcome the New Year Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014, in Manila, Philippines. Traditionally, Filipinos welcome the New Year with fireworks and firecrackers and making the loudest noise possible, including indiscriminate firing of their guns which sometimes result in injuries and deaths. (AP PhotoBullit Marquez)
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Fireworks explode as thousands of people line the streets of downtown Jakarta to welcome in the New Year in Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP PhotoMark Baker)
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Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania shortly after midnight during the New Year's Eve celebrations, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Thousands of people celebrated the beginning of the New Year 2014 in the Lithuanian capital. (AP PhotoMindaugas Kulbis)
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People gather at the Zojoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo to celebrate the New Year, early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP PhotoShizuo Kambayashi)
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Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania shortly after midnight during the New Year's Eve celebrations, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Thousands of people celebrated the beginning of the New Year 2014 in the Lithuanian capital. (AP PhotoMindaugas Kulbis)
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Fireworks explode at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of 2014 in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 (AP PhotoKin Cheung)
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Fireworks explode at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of 2014 in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 (AP PhotoKin Cheung)
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Primate of the Hungarian Catholic Church, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Cardinal Peter Erdo celebrates a New Year's Eve mass in the Cathedral of Esztergom, Hungary, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP PhotoMTI,Attila Kovacs)
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Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis Hill during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Athens, on Wednesday ,Jan. 1, 2014. (AP PhotoPetros Giannakouris)
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Fireworks explode at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's celebrations in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP PhotoKin Cheung)
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Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate shortly after midnight in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Hundred thousands of people celebrated New Year's Eve welcoming the new year 2014 in Germany's capital. (AP PhotoMichael Sohn)
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A Chinese performer in opera costume waits in strong wind for the start of a New Year's eve count down to 2014, held at the Great Wall of China in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP PhotoNg Han Guan)
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Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate shortly after midnight in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Hundred thousands of people celebrated New Year's Eve welcoming the new year 2014 in Germany's capital. (AP PhotoMichael Sohn)
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Fireworks explode over the financial district at midnight, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 in Singapore. Celebrations started on New Year's Eve where concerts were held and thousands gathered on the streets to usher in the Year 2014. (AP PhotoWong Maye-E)
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Fireworks explode over the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP PhotoRob Griffith)
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Fireworks explode over Juche Tower and the Taedong River in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the New Year on Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014. (AP PhotoKim Kwang Hyon)
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Fireworks explode over the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP PhotoRob Griffith)
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People ride a Ferris wheel as fireworks illuminate the sky over Edinburgh, Scotland, during New Year's eve celebrations late Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013. The celebrations this year are combined with marking the upcoming 2014 Commonwealth games. (AP Photo David Cheskin, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES
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Fireworks explode over the Houses of Parliament, including Queen Elizabeth II tower which holds the bell known as Big Ben as London celebrates the arrival of New Year's Day Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. The annual firework display is the culmination of the New Year's Eve celebrations.(AP PhotoAlastair Grant)
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Fireworks explode over the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP PhotoRob Griffith)
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Fireworks explode over the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP PhotoRob Griffith)
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Laser lights shoot from a tower during a New Year's Eve count down to 2014 held at the Great Wall of China in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP PhotoNg Han Guan)
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Laser lights shoot from towers during a New Year's Eve count down to 2014 held at the Great Wall of China in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP PhotoNg Han Guan)

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