Photos: World Celebrates 2015

It's out with the old and in with the new, as revelers around the world rang in 2015 with parties and celebrations.

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Revelers gather and await the first sunrise of 2015 during New Year's festivities at Arpoador on January 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Up to 2 million revelers were expected on Copacabana Beach to watch the annual New Year's fireworks display at midnight which this year coincided with the start of the city's 450th anniversary celebrations.
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A man rides a stand up paddle board as fireworks explode above him during New Year's festivities on Copacabana Beach on January 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Thousands of people gathered in Sol Square celebrate new year in Madrid, Spain January 1, 2015.
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Fireworks light up the sky above the Saint Basil's Cathedral during the welcoming ceremony for the new year at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia on January 1, 2015.
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People cheer as the ball drops at midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2015 in New York City.
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Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2015 in London, England. For the first time thousands of people have bought tickets to stand on the banks of the River Thames near Parliament to celebrate the start of 2015.
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Rhea Coulson, 20, and Angel Garcia (L) from Florida kiss at midnight as they celebrate the new year in Times Square on January 1, 2015 in New York City. An estimated one million people from around the world are expected to pack Times Square to ring in 2015.
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People cheer as the ball drops at midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2015 in New York City.
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People cheer in front of Rome's ancient Colosseum as fireworks explode to celebrate the new year on January 1, 2015.
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Fireworks explode behind the Quadriga statue on top of the Brandenburg Gate shortly after midnight on January 1, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Tens of thousands of revelers gathered in the city center to celebrate New Year's Eve.
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Fireworks explode over the Reforma Avenue during the New Year's Eve celebrations on December 31, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico.
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Revellers photograph fireworks over the Arc de Triomphe as they celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.
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Indian Sikh devotees pay their respects at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on January 1,2015, on the occasion of New Year.
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Fireworks erupt above the Scheepvaart Museum, in Amsterdam to mark the arrival of the new year early on January 1, 2015.
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Fireworks explode over Munich on December 31, 2014 during the New Year's Eve celebrations.
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Swimmers carry sparklers as they wade in the cold waters of Orankesee lake during its New Year's swimming event on January 1, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.
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Fireworks light up the skies as Singapore ushers in the New Year at the Marina Bay on January 1, 2015 in Singapore. Singapore is set to celebrate her 50th anniversary of independence in 2015 with a year long activity with theme for all Singaporeans to celebrate as one people.
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Thousands of people gathered in Sol Square celebrate new year in Madrid, Spain January 1, 2015.
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Hundreds of people gather to see the fireworks display and celebrate the New Year at Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.
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Thai villagers (R) give alms to Buddhist monks (L) during a traditional ceremony to mark the New Year in southern Thailand's Narathiwat province on January 1, 2015.
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In this picture taken with a long time exposure, fireworks light the sky above the medieval Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary), left, and the St. Severi's Church, right, shortly after midnight during New Year's celebrations in Erfurt, central Germany, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.
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People celebrate new year at the Martyrs' Square and Al-Hamra street in Beirut, Lebanon on January 1, 2015.
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Fireworks illuminate the night sky over the Ebrie Lagoon in Abidjan during New Year celebrations January 1, 2015 in Ivory Coast.
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Fireworks explode above the Charles Bridge during the New Year celebrations in Athens on January 1, 2015.
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Fireworks light up the sky above the Saint Basil's Cathedral during the welcoming ceremony for the new year at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia on January 1, 2015.
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Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2015 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to see in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display.
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Egyptian Christians gather for New Year's Eve mass at the Cave Cathedral or St. Sama'ans Church in the Moqattam district of Cairo, late Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.
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People set off firework near the Brandenburg Gate during the welcoming ceremony for the new year in Berlin, Germany on January 1, 2015.
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People gathered in Children of Sarajevo Square celebrate new year in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 1, 2015.
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People gathered in Children of Sarajevo Square celebrate new year in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 1, 2015.
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Fireworks light up the sky above the Colosseum, an ancient amphitheater, during the new year celebrations in Rome, Italy on January 1, 2015.
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Fireworks explode over the Wenceslas Square during New Year's celebration on January 1, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. Thousand tourists and local people celebrate with pyrotechnics the start of 2015 mainly at the Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square.
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Fireworks light up the sky above the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, Netherlands on January 01, 2015.
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People celebrate the New Year in Vilnius, on January 1, 2015.
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People watch the Copacabana fireworks from a slum during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro on January 1, 2015.
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New Year firework display lights up the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower in Dubai on January 01, 2015.
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Revelers celebrate as fireworks explode during New Year's festivities on Copacabana Beach on January 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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South Africans gather at Mary Fitzgerald Square during the New Year celebrations in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 01, 2015.
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People gather at Ban Jelacic Square to celebrate the new year's eve in Zagreb, Croatia on January 01, 2015.
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A Filipino watches a fireworks display at the Quezon Memorial Circle in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.
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People release balloons to celebrate the New Year during an annual countdown ceremony in Tokyo on January 1, 2015. Some 2,000 guests of the Prince Park Tower Tokyo released the balloons in the air, carrying with their new year wishes.
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New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the traditional fireworks show held at midnight on January 1, 2015.
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New Year's fireworks erupt over Sydney. Check out more New Year's photos from around the world.
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New Zealanders ushered in the New Year with a fireworks display from the top of the Sky Tower on January 1, 2015 in Auckland.
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Here's another look at the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Indians stand near a cake-shaped car designed by Sudhakar Yadav on New Years’ eve in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. The triple decker car is powered with a 100cc engine of a road sweeping machine. The single seater car travels unto 10 kilometers per hour (6 miles per hour).
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People gather along Sydney Harbour to welcome in the New Year on New Year's Eve on Sydney Harbour on December 31, 2014.
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People gather along Sydney Harbour to welcome in the new year on New Year's Eve on Sydney Harbour on December 31, 2014 in Australia.
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