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New Year's Eve celebrations around the world

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Alastair Grant/AP Photo |

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.

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Fireworks explode over Marseille during the last day of "Marseille - Provence 2013, European capital of the culture", in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The year of "Marseille - Provence 2013, European capital of the culture" began January 12th, 2013 and ends today with this show of sounds, images and pyrotechnics mixed with monumental aquatic sculptures.

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Ng Han Guan/AP Photo |

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.

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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.

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Chang W. Lee/The New York Times |

Two New Year's Eve revelers kiss in Times Square during celebrations in New York, Dec. 31, 2013.

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Revelers cheer as they wait for midnight during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in New York.

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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.

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Fireworks light the sky over Copacabana beach during New Year's Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

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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.

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Kin Cheung/AP Photo |

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

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Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo |

A man runs as firecrackers burst around him, on the street during the New Year celebrations in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014.

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Tatan Syuflana/AP Photo |

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.

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Bullit Marquez/AP Photo |

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.

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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.

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The early evening fireworks on the Delaware River with the Ben Franklin Bridge in the foreground, on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 in Philadelphia.

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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.

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Ng Han Guan/AP Photo |

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.

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Revelers watch a fireworks display launched from the Taipei101 skyscraper during New Year's Eve celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

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A woman holds a champagne bottle during New Year's celebrations in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Tens of thousands of Romanians took to the streets of the Romanian capital to join parties and watch fireworks.

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