They're already ringing in the new year around the world

01 January, 2018, 04:04 | Author: Kristine Mills
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Countries such as New Zealand, Australia and Japan are among the first ones on the globe to welcome in 2018.

Half a tonne of fireworks were set off from Auckland's Sky Tower as the clock struck midnight at 11am GMT.

Samoa, a country comprising the westernmost group of Polynesia's Samoan Islands where less than 200,000 people live, was once one of the last places in the world to celebrate the New Year. The artist collects wishes from people and integrates them in his work that will be displayed during New Year's Eve celebrations in front of Cologne's most famous landmark.

Revelers arrived early for New Year's festivities in Melbourne.

Spectacular fireworks have lit up the skies in Hong Kong, Australia and elsewhere in Asia as revellers rang in 2018.

A major windstorm was causing problems in Scotland, but organisers expected Edinburgh's famed Hogmany New Year's Eve celebration to be unaffected.

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About 1.6 million people are attending to attend the fireworks around the edge of Sydney Harbour.

Authorities throughout China are also on high alert for stampedes or terror attacks at large public gatherings.

North Korea's nuclear and missile programs cast a shadow over Japan's hopes for peace, said 33-year-old cab driver Masaru Eguchi, who was ready to be busy all night shuttling shrine visitors.

The year 2018 is all set to take over India and as we are eagerly waiting to welcome the New Year, several parts of the world have already hailed next year.

Tens of thousands of revelers will ring in the new year in Las Vegas under the close eye of law enforcement just three months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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