In photos: Ringing in New Year across globe

2014 was welcomed on January 1 across many time zones, and we bring you spectacular photographs from celebrations around the world.

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Fireworks explode over the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia.

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Fireworks explode over the financial district at midnight, Wednesday, January 1, in Singapore.

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Laser lights shoot from a tower during a New Year's Eve count down to 2014 held at the Great Wall of China in Beijing, China.

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People celebrate the New Year at the Red Square during the New Year festivities, in Moscow, Russia, with St. Basil Cathedral is in the background.

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Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis Hill during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Athens.

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Fireworks explode over the Houses of Parliament, including Queen Elizabeth II tower which holds the bell known as Big Ben as London celebrates the arrival of New Year's Day.

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Fireworks light the sky over Copacabana beach during New Year's Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Confetti fly over Times Square in New York Wednesday, as the new year is celebrated.