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A reveller wears glasses that spell out "2019" during a New Year's Eve party in Quezon City in the Philippines A reveller wears glasses that spell out "2019" during a New Year's Eve party in Quezon City in the Philippines REUTERS
Jan 02, 2019

2019 celebrations around the world

A wave of celebrations are illuminating the skies above cities around the world, dazzling millions of people as spectacular firework displays and light shows welcome the arrival of the New Year.

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REUTERS - The annual ball drop in New York City was welcomed with cheers and rain

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EPA - Pyrotechnics explode over the iconic London Eye for a 10-minute performance in central London\

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EPA - "Yellow Vest" protesters demonstrate among revellers on the Champs-Elysees in Paris

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EPA - Fireworks shoot across the sky over the Quadriga statue of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

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EPA - A couple share a tender moment while celebrating New Year on the Red Square in Moscow

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EPA - At a New Year's Eve concert in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, fireworks illuminate the night sky

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REUTERS - A make-up artist decorates hair ahead of New Year celebrations in Ahmedabad, India

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AFP/GETTY - Thousands gathered in Pyongyang, North Korea for performances and fireworks

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EPA - Fireworks are launched by revellers at a beach in Gangneung, South Korea

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GETTY IMAGES - The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, is lit up with pyrotechnics

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AFP - Buddhists light candles to mark the Year of the Pig in the Chinese Zodiac at the Jogyesa Temple in Seoul, South Korea

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EPA - Crowds catch the spectacle on their smart phones as fireworks are projected from Taiwan's famous Taipei 101 skyscraper

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EPA - Hong Kong's iconic skyline is lit up as revellers celebrate the arrival of 2019 in China

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LINTAO ZHANG/GETTY IMAGES - A New Year's Eve ceremony is held in Beijing, China

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AFP/GETTY - Crowds enjoy an impressive pyrotechnic display over the Marina Bay in Singapore

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EPA - The fireworks over the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia lasted for 12 minutes

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