New Year’s Eve 2016: Top Photos From Around the Globe

It's out with the old and in with the new as revelers around the world rang in 2016 with parties and celebrations.

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Fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, known as Big Ben, as the New Years Day celebrations begin in London, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
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Fireworks light the sky over Copacabana beach during New Year's Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Mauro Pimentel)
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Revelers celebrate as confetti flies over New York's Times Square after the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the Marriott Marquis hotel, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
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Fireworks light the sky above the medieval Mariendom or St. Mary's Cathedral, right, and St. Severi's Church shortly after midnight during the New Year celebrations in Erfurt, central Germany, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
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A couple kisses on the crowded dance floor of the Marquee nightclub during New Year's Eve celebrations Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Las Vegas.
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Revelers celebrate the new year at the The Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, France, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
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Fireworks light up the sky over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the city skyline as part of New Year's Eve celebrations Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, in San Francisco.
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Fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, known as Big Ben, as the New Years Day celebrations begin in London, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
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Rock band the Kings of Leon help ring in the first few notes of 2016 at the Jack Daniel's New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.
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Cynthia Falu, from Dover, Delaware, celebrates New Year's Eve at noon with her children in Times Square in New York, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.
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People walk on Kuznetsky Most street illuminated to celebrate the New Year in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015.
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People celebrate the New Year with champagne in the historic center of Brussels Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, after all official events were canceled due to threats of an extremist attack.
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People wearing bear furs perform at a festival of New Year ritual dances attended by hundreds in northern Romania, Wednesday, Dec. 30 2015.
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Workers push a 2016 countdown clock into position during a rehearsal for a New Year's Eve countdown celebration at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015.
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Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
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Revellers enjoy themselves during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
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Nepalese Gurung community women wearing traditional attire take their selfie at a parade to mark their New Year known as "Tamu Loshar" in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015.
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Palestinian women shop on the last day of 2015 in Gaza city, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.
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Balinese girls in traditional costumes gather during a parade for this year's last sundown in Bali island, Indonesia on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.
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French Police officers stand guard amid tourists at Trocadero Plaza next to the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, France, Dec. 30, 2015. France strengthens security measures ahead of unusually tense New Year's Eve celebrations in Paris.
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Young people take a selfie in front of decorations for New Year celebration in Tverskaya street in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015.
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A man carries a Christmas tree on New Year's eve in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. Ukrainians traditionally decorate their houses with live Christmas trees that bring the smell of the favorite holidays into their homes.
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Woman celebrate the coming of a new year as they wait for the annual New Years Eve fireworks display in Sydney, Australia on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.
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Filipino Catholic devotees jostle to get closer to the image of the Black Nazarene during a thanksgiving procession on New Year's eve in Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.
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Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, early Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
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A woman prays in front of lanterns to celebrate the new year at Chogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.
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Venders sell ingredients for “osechi” or Japanese traditional New Year dishes, near Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.
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Indian tourists ride on boats in the river Ganges during this year's last sunset in Allahabad, India on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015.
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Fireworks explode over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge during New Year's Eve fireworks display in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
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