Images: People of the World Greet the Year 2020

 
 
Updated 12/31/2019 6:25 PM

See people around the world welcome the year 2020.

Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
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Midnight fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge during New Year's eve celebrations in Sydney, Tuesday, Dec.31, 2019.
Midnight fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge during New Year's eve celebrations in Sydney, Tuesday, Dec.31, 2019.
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A man walks near a light sculpture before a New Year's Eve countdown event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejiing, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
A man walks near a light sculpture before a New Year's Eve countdown event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejiing, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
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A small statue of Yemanja floats in a small boat after it was set to sea by followers of the Yoruba religion during a ceremony in honor of the African goddess of the sea, part of New Year celebrations off Praia Vermelha beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. As the year winds down, Brazilian worshippers of Yemanja celebrate the deity and ask for blessings for the coming year.
A small statue of Yemanja floats in a small boat after it was set to sea by followers of the Yoruba religion during a ceremony in honor of the African goddess of the sea, part of New Year celebrations off Praia Vermelha beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. As the year winds down, Brazilian worshippers of Yemanja celebrate the deity and ask for blessings for the coming year.
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Pope Francis presides over vespers of the Feast of St. Mary and Te Deum of Thanksgiving at year's end, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
Pope Francis presides over vespers of the Feast of St. Mary and Te Deum of Thanksgiving at year's end, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
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Pope Francis stops by the Nativity exposed in St. Peter's square after presiding over vespers of the Feast of St. Mary and Te Deum of Thanksgiving at year's end, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
Pope Francis stops by the Nativity exposed in St. Peter's square after presiding over vespers of the Feast of St. Mary and Te Deum of Thanksgiving at year's end, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
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Fireworks explode over the Kremlin during New Year's celebrations in Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower, left, in the background in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Russians began the world's longest continuous New Year's Eve with fireworks and a message from President Vladimir Putin urging them to work together in the coming year.
Fireworks explode over the Kremlin during New Year's celebrations in Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower, left, in the background in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Russians began the world's longest continuous New Year's Eve with fireworks and a message from President Vladimir Putin urging them to work together in the coming year.
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Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis hill during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Athens, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis hill during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Athens, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
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Fireworks explode over the Ottoman-era Mecidiye mosque in Ortakoy square and the "July 15th Martyrs' bridge, formerly known as Bosporus Bridge, over the Bosporus Strait, separating Europe and Asia, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
Fireworks explode over the Ottoman-era Mecidiye mosque in Ortakoy square and the "July 15th Martyrs' bridge, formerly known as Bosporus Bridge, over the Bosporus Strait, separating Europe and Asia, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
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Thousands of anti-government protesters and citizens watch a firework display during the New Year's celebrations in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Protesters have been holding demonstrations since Oct. 17 demanding an end to widespread corruption and mismanagement by the political class that has ruled the country for three decades.
Thousands of anti-government protesters and citizens watch a firework display during the New Year's celebrations in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Protesters have been holding demonstrations since Oct. 17 demanding an end to widespread corruption and mismanagement by the political class that has ruled the country for three decades.
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Fireworks light the sky near the Television Tower during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Wednesday, Germany, Jan. 1, 2020.
Fireworks light the sky near the Television Tower during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Wednesday, Germany, Jan. 1, 2020.
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Fireworks explode over the Kremlin during New Year's celebrations in Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Russians began the world's longest continuous New Year's Eve with fireworks and a message from President Vladimir Putin urging them to work together in the coming year.
Fireworks explode over the Kremlin during New Year's celebrations in Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Russians began the world's longest continuous New Year's Eve with fireworks and a message from President Vladimir Putin urging them to work together in the coming year.
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Revellers photograph fireworks over the Arc de Triomphe as they celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
Revellers photograph fireworks over the Arc de Triomphe as they celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
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Fireworks are seen from Mrs. Macquarie's Chair during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
Fireworks are seen from Mrs. Macquarie's Chair during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
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Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
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Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
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People celebrate the arrival of the year 2020 at a New Year's Eve countdown event near the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
People celebrate the arrival of the year 2020 at a New Year's Eve countdown event near the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
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People attend New Year celebrations in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
People attend New Year celebrations in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
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Filipinos stand beside fireworks as they celebrate the coming of the New Year early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. Filipinos welcome the New Year with noise and firecrackers in the belief that this will drive away bad spirits and bring in good luck.
Filipinos stand beside fireworks as they celebrate the coming of the New Year early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. Filipinos welcome the New Year with noise and firecrackers in the belief that this will drive away bad spirits and bring in good luck.
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The 9pm family fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge on Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
The 9pm family fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge on Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
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People celebrate the arrival of the year 2020 at a New Year's Eve countdown event near the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejing, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
People celebrate the arrival of the year 2020 at a New Year's Eve countdown event near the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejing, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
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Fireworks explode over a Christmas tree and skyscrapers during New Year's celebrations in Grozny, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Russians began the world's longest continuous New Year's Eve with fireworks and a message from President Vladimir Putin urging them to work together in the coming year.
Fireworks explode over a Christmas tree and skyscrapers during New Year's celebrations in Grozny, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Russians began the world's longest continuous New Year's Eve with fireworks and a message from President Vladimir Putin urging them to work together in the coming year.
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A woman prays in front of lanterns to welcome in the upcoming New Year at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
A woman prays in front of lanterns to welcome in the upcoming New Year at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
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