Images: Welcoming in 2019 in the suburbs and around the globe

 
 

See moments from New Year's Eve in the suburbs, and from people welcoming in 2019 around the globe.

Ameya Samgna, 2, of Naperville, is covered in confetti during the 17th annual Fun Family New Year's Eve party at the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville on Monday. The event had three countdowns this year- a bubble countdown, a confetti countdown and a quiet countdown.
  Ameya Samgna, 2, of Naperville, is covered in confetti during the 17th annual Fun Family New Year's Eve party at the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville on Monday. The event had three countdowns this year- a bubble countdown, a confetti countdown and a quiet countdown.
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Becky Schultz of Elburn, celebrates with son Lucas, 2, at the 17th annual Fun Family New Years Eve party at the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville on Monday.
  Becky Schultz of Elburn, celebrates with son Lucas, 2, at the 17th annual Fun Family New Years Eve party at the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville on Monday.
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Katie Weeks of Naperville and her daughter Savannah, 2, celebrate the bubble countdown at the 17th annual Fun Family New Years Eve party at the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville on Monday.
  Katie Weeks of Naperville and her daughter Savannah, 2, celebrate the bubble countdown at the 17th annual Fun Family New Years Eve party at the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville on Monday.
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A worshipper prays as she takes her turn lying in a coffin at the Takien temple in suburban Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Worshippers believe that the coffin ceremony -- symbolizing death and rebirth -- helps them rid themselves of bad luck and are born again for a fresh start in the new year.
A worshipper prays as she takes her turn lying in a coffin at the Takien temple in suburban Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Worshippers believe that the coffin ceremony -- symbolizing death and rebirth -- helps them rid themselves of bad luck and are born again for a fresh start in the new year.
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A couple takes a selfie photo during the last sunset of the year in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
A couple takes a selfie photo during the last sunset of the year in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
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Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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People participate in the annual New Year's swim in harbor of Copenhagen on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
People participate in the annual New Year's swim in harbor of Copenhagen on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
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Pope Francis kisses a statue of Baby Jesus as he celebrates a New Year's Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
Pope Francis kisses a statue of Baby Jesus as he celebrates a New Year's Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
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Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of year 2019 in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of year 2019 in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, the Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, the Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Worshippers pray as they take turns lying in coffins at the Takien temple in suburban Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Worshippers believe that the coffin ceremony -- symbolizing death and rebirth -- helps them rid themselves of bad luck and are born again for a fresh start in the new year.
Worshippers pray as they take turns lying in coffins at the Takien temple in suburban Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Worshippers believe that the coffin ceremony -- symbolizing death and rebirth -- helps them rid themselves of bad luck and are born again for a fresh start in the new year.
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Performers take selfies at the end of a countdown to the new year event in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
Performers take selfies at the end of a countdown to the new year event in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Spectators watch as fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, the Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
Spectators watch as fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, the Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Confetti rains down on revelers at the Eastwood Shopping Mall as Filipinos welcome the New Year Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Filipinos welcome the New Year with the loudest noise possible including setting off powerful firecrackers in one of Asia's most violent celebrations.
Confetti rains down on revelers at the Eastwood Shopping Mall as Filipinos welcome the New Year Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Filipinos welcome the New Year with the loudest noise possible including setting off powerful firecrackers in one of Asia's most violent celebrations.
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