Auckland's New Years Eve fireworks flash around the world

Auckland's New Years Eve fireworks flash around the world

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is bathed in fireworks and lighting effects during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.

In Hong Kong, hundreds of thousands of revelers packed the streets on both sides of the city's Victoria Harbor for a spectacular 10-minute firework show.

The New Year's Eve is welcomed first each year by New Zealand, followed by neighbouring Australia.

Fireworks explode from Auckland's Sky Tower as the New Year is welcomed in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday, Jan 1.

Some 100,000 individual pyrotechnic effects were launched above Sydney Harbour, set to the theme of "Pulse of Sydney", in what was the largest fireworks display the city has seen.

The city of Beijing was holding a gala with VIP guests at the main site of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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The error was projected to a crowd of a million people that packed out the harbour and a billion people who saw the fireworks across the world, news.com.au reports. Happy new year anyway'.

In his New Year's address to the nation, President Vladimir Putin urged people to work together to "increase well-being and quality of life so that all citizens of Russian Federation. feel changes for the better in the coming year".

City officials took the error in stride, noting many more things went right than wrong in the hours of light projections and 8.5 tonnes of fireworks.

Earlier in the day, city residents had feared a drenched New Year's eve as rainfall was reported in most parts of the city.

With a staggering 38 different time zones in use, it takes 26 hours for the New Year to be brought in around the globe.

In his New Year's address, President Vladimir Putin urged people to work together "so that all citizens of Russian Federation. feel changes for the better in the coming year".

Russian Federation saw in the new year over several time zones. Prime Minister Theresa May said: "New Year is a time to look ahead".

Revellers gather near the illuminated Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Elysees for New Year's celebrations in the French capital Paris on December 31, 2018.

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