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The new year is rung in from Australia to the Middle East

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The new year is rung in from Australia to the Middle East

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Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbor during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Dec. 31, 2017.

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.

PHOTO: Fireworks light the sky over the Opera House and Harbor Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Jan. 1, 2018.Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images
Fireworks light the sky over the Opera House and Harbor Bridge during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Jan. 1, 2018.

New Zealand welcomed 2018 with five minutes of fireworks from its Sky Tower.

PHOTO: Over 5 minutes of fireworks from the Sky Tower welcome in the new year during New Years Eve celebrations, Jan. 1, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.Dave Rowland/Getty Images
Over 5 minutes of fireworks from the Sky Tower welcome in the new year during New Year's Eve celebrations, Jan. 1, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand.

In India, girls posed for photographs with lighted candles.

PHOTO: Indian girls pose for photographs with lighted candles during celebrations to welcome the new year in Bhopal, India, Dec. 31, 2017. Sanjeev Gupta/EPA
Indian girls pose for photographs with lighted candles during celebrations to welcome the new year in Bhopal, India, Dec. 31, 2017.

Palestinian children enjoyed New Year's festivities in Gaza City on Dec. 30.

PHOTO: Palestinian children celebrate New Year festivities, in Gaza City, Dec. 30, 2017.APAImages/REX/Shutterstock
Palestinian children celebrate New Year festivities, in Gaza City, Dec. 30, 2017.
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