World rings in 2014

Dec 31, 2013, 10:58 AM IST
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Fireworks explode above the central square of Rosa Khutor ski resort, a venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, 60 kilometers east of Sochi, Russia during New Year's celebrations.

Fireworks explode above the central square of Rosa Khutor ski resort, a venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, 60 kilometers east of Sochi, Russia during New Year's celebrations.

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Fireworks fill the air in the bay over the Oakland, bottom, and San Francisco skylines, divided by the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, as part of New Year's Eve celebrations in a view from Oakland, Calif.

Fireworks fill the air in the bay over the Oakland, bottom, and San Francisco skylines, divided by the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, as part of New Year's Eve celebrations in a view from Oakland, Calif.

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Pro-European Union activists hold light as they sing the Ukrainian national anthem, celebrating the New Year in the Ukrainian capital Kiev's main square.

Pro-European Union activists hold light as they sing the Ukrainian national anthem, celebrating the New Year in the Ukrainian capital Kiev's main square.

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Chinese worshippers burn incense while offering prayers on the first day of the New Year at the Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing.

Chinese worshippers burn incense while offering prayers on the first day of the New Year at the Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing.

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Miley Cyrus performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations, in New York.

Miley Cyrus performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations, in New York.

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A woman holds a champagne bottle during New Year's celebrations in Bucharest, Romania.

A woman holds a champagne bottle during New Year's celebrations in Bucharest, Romania.

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Fireworks light the sky over Copacabana beach during New Year's Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Fireworks light the sky over Copacabana beach during New Year's Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Betsy Bryant, of Nashville, dances in the buffer beside the performance stage during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, in New York.

Betsy Bryant, of Nashville, dances in the buffer beside the performance stage during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, in New York.

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Fireworks explode over the financial district at midnight, 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.

Fireworks explode over the financial district at midnight, 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.

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Georgia Woodcock, left, of Voluntown, Conn., and her brother Lucas take part in New Year's Eve celebrations in Boston.

Georgia Woodcock, left, of Voluntown, Conn., and her brother Lucas take part in New Year's Eve celebrations in Boston.

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Spectators cheer as confetti falls during a parade down Boylston Street as part of New Year's Eve celebrations in Boston.

Spectators cheer as confetti falls during a parade down Boylston Street as part of New Year's Eve celebrations in Boston.

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Fireworks explode as pro-European Union activists celebrate the New Year in the Ukrainian capital Kiev's main square.

Fireworks explode as pro-European Union activists celebrate the New Year in the Ukrainian capital Kiev's main square.

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Revellers celebrate the New Year's Eve on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France.

Revellers celebrate the New Year's Eve on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France.

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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.

Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania shortly after midnight during the New Year's Eve celebrations.

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Revellers celebrate the New Year's Eve on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris.

Revellers celebrate the New Year's Eve on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris.

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Veronica Boshen and Brittany Wells, of Allentown, Pa., pose for a photo with their 2014 glasses while waiting for the celebration to begin in Times Square on New Year's Eve, in New York.

Veronica Boshen and Brittany Wells, of Allentown, Pa., pose for a photo with their 2014 glasses while waiting for the celebration to begin in Times Square on New Year's Eve, in New York.

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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.

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.

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Fireworks light up the sky as Filipinos welcome the New Year, in Manila, Philippines.

Fireworks light up the sky as Filipinos welcome the New Year, in Manila, Philippines.

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Fireworks explode over Juche Tower and the Taedong River in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the New Year.

Fireworks explode over Juche Tower and the Taedong River in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the New Year.

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A fireworks display is set off from the Taipei101 skyscraper during New Year's Eve celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan.

A fireworks display is set off from the Taipei101 skyscraper during New Year's Eve celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Fireworks explode over the financial district at midnight, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 in Singapore.

Fireworks explode over the financial district at midnight, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 in Singapore.

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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.

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.

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Pope Francis kisses a baby Jesus statue as he arrives to celebrate a New Year's Eve vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

Pope Francis kisses a baby Jesus statue as he arrives to celebrate a New Year's Eve vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

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

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

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Balinese girls in traditional costumes gather during a parade for this year's last sundown in Bali island, Indonesia on New Year's Eve.

Balinese girls in traditional costumes gather during a parade for this year's last sundown in Bali island, Indonesia on New Year's Eve.

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Fireworks explode near the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney.

Fireworks explode near the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney.

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Hundreds of shoppers crowd Manila's commercial district of Divisoria to do last-minute shopping for the traditional celebration of welcoming the new year, in the Philippines.

Hundreds of shoppers crowd Manila's commercial district of Divisoria to do last-minute shopping for the traditional celebration of welcoming the new year, in the Philippines.

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PEOPLE WALK NEAR THE SAND SCULPTURE TO CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR 2014 CREATED BY SAND ARTIST SUDARSHAN PATTNAIK AT THE PURI SEA BEACH, 67 KILOMETERS (42 MILES) AWAY FROM THE EASTERN INDIAN CITY OF BHUBANESWAR, INDIA.

PEOPLE WALK NEAR THE SAND SCULPTURE TO CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR 2014 CREATED BY SAND ARTIST SUDARSHAN PATTNAIK AT THE PURI SEA BEACH, 67 KILOMETERS (42 MILES) AWAY FROM THE EASTERN INDIAN CITY OF BHUBANESWAR, INDIA.

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Members of Sao Paulo's Commerce Association release thousands of balloons with the color of the Brazilian flag to celebrate the end of the year in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Members of Sao Paulo's Commerce Association release thousands of balloons with the color of the Brazilian flag to celebrate the end of the year in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Members of Sao Paulo's Commerce Association release thousands of balloons with the color of the Brazilian flag to celebrate the end of the year in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Members of Sao Paulo's Commerce Association release thousands of balloons with the color of the Brazilian flag to celebrate the end of the year in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Jessy the shaman has different potions for a New Year's ritual to bring good luck to her clients as seen in her stall at the Market of Wishes in Lima, Peru.

Jessy the shaman has different potions for a New Year's ritual to bring good luck to her clients as seen in her stall at the Market of Wishes in Lima, Peru.

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A shaman, right, performs a new year's ritual to bring good luck to her client for the coming year, at the Market of Wishes in Lima, Peru.

A shaman, right, performs a new year's ritual to bring good luck to her client for the coming year, at the Market of Wishes in Lima, Peru.

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The New Year's Eve ball is tested atop the 1 Times Square building in New York.

The New Year's Eve ball is tested atop the 1 Times Square building in New York.

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The tip of the Space Needle is prepared for the upcoming `T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle` fireworks display  at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle, Wash.

The tip of the Space Needle is prepared for the upcoming `T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle` fireworks display at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle, Wash.

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