They're already ringing in the new year around the world
01 January, 2018, 04:04 | Author: Kristine Mills
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.
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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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