The new year is rung in from Australia to the Middle East
From dazzling fireworks displays to quieter celebrations, people around the world are ushering in the new year.
Australia exploded fireworks over Sydney Harbor, lighting the sky over the Opera House and Harbor Bridge.
New Zealand welcomed 2018 with five minutes of fireworks from its Sky Tower.
In India, girls posed for photographs with lighted candles.
Palestinian children enjoyed New Year's festivities in Gaza City on Dec. 30.
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