World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza.
A dog wearing 2013 glasses poses as he celebrates the beginning of New Year's Day in Puerta del Sol in Madrid on December 31, 2012. World cities from Sidney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays.
The celebrations kicked off on a balmy summer's night in Sydney with a $6.9 million pyrotechnics display curated by pop icon Kylie Minogue the highlight.
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