PHOTOS: New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world

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Fireworks are seen from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)

People from around the world celebrate the end of a decade as the year 2019 wraps up.

People celebrate the arrival of the year 2020 at a New Year’s Eve countdown event near the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejing, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered by many for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Performers rehearse before a New Year’s Eve countdown event near the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Revellers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered by many for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
People watch the last sunset of 2019 at a park in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Protesters hold up their hands to symbolize the five demands of the pro-democracy movement as New Year’s fireworks light up the sky during a demonstration in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a New Year’s address Tuesday has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law, and have spread to include other grievances and demands for more democracy. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
People hold up their smartphones as a “2020” sign lights up a building on the waterfront during New Year’s celebrations in Hong Kong, early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
People attend New Year celebrations in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
A woman holds a bottle of sparkling cider as an offering to Yemanja, a deity from the African Yoruba religion, during a ceremony in honor of the goddess of the sea, which is part of New Year celebrations on Praia Vermelha beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. As the year winds down, Brazilian worshippers of Yemanja celebrate the deity and ask for blessings for the coming year. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
A man wearing a fox mask participates in a parade held to celebrate the New Year Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Protesters gather during a demonstration in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a New Year’s address Tuesday has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law, and have spread to include other grievances and demands for more democracy.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
A man walks near a light sculpture before a New Year’s Eve countdown event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejiing, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Performers rehearse before a New Year’s Eve countdown event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejiing, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Midnight fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge during New Year’s eve celebrations in Sydney, Tuesday, Dec.31, 2019. (Lukas Coch/AAP Images via AP)
Midnight fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge during New Year’s eve celebrations in Sydney, Tuesday, Dec.31, 2019. (Lukas Coch/AAP Images via AP)
People raise their cellphones lights and stuffed frog toy as they form a human chain on New Year’s eve in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Months of pro-democracy protests have brought “sadness, anxiety, disappointment and even rage,” the city’s leader Carrie Lam said in a News Year’s address Tuesday. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
A group of cyclists celebrate during a rehearsal for midnight new year celebrations in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul White)
A woman poses for photos to celebrate the upcoming New Year in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
An Indian student gets her face painted during an event to welcome the New Year in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Indian school children pose for the cameras during an event to welcome the New Year in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Fireworks are seen from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
The 9pm family fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge on Sydney Harbour during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (Dean Lewins/AAP Image via AP)
The 9pm family fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge on Sydney Harbour during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (Dean Lewins/AAP Image via AP)
A woman attaches a paper note bearing her New Year wishes to a lantern at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
A woman hangs a paper note bearing her New Year wishes to a wire at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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