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World Ushers in year 2016 in style
January 1, 2016, 4:52 pm
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Fireworks at Burj Khalifa, Dubai

2016 dawns around the world, welcomed by fireworks and festivities that lit up the night sky.

Fireworks explode over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge during New Year's Eve fireworks display in Sydney, Australian, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.

Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

South Koreans take pictures of fireworks during a countdown event to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak peace park in the border city of Paju near the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas.

People release balloons to celebrate the New Year at the Prince Park Tower in Tokyo.

Fireworks explode over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge during New Year's Eve fireworks display in Sydney, Australia.

Fireworks explode in Marina Bay against the skyline of Singapore during New Year's Day celebrations.

Fireworks explode as thousands of people gather to watch, in the main business district on New Year's Eve in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Models perform to celebrate the new year during a countdown event at Tai Miao, the imperial ancestral temple in the Forbidden City, in Beijing, China.

Children stand at a Christmas bauble and a mosque illuminated for New Year celebrations in downtown Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, Russia.

Revellers gather for a countdown event to the New Year held in Beijing, China.

Fireworks explode in the Zawra Park during New Year's Eve celebration in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Filipinos take photos of the fireworks display as they welcome the New Year in Manila, Philippines.

Firework are seen near the Myanmar landmark Shwedagon pagoda during the New Year countdown at the Kandawgyi Park in Yangon.

Fireworks explode in Marina Bay against the skyline of Singapore during New Year's Day celebrations.

Fireworks explode from Taiwan's tallest skyscraper, the Taipei 101, during New Year celebrations in Taipei.

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong, China.

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