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In pictures: New Year celebrations

Revellers in New York

More than one million people gathered in Times Square in New York - leaving behind 3.5 tons of confetti.

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

Fireworks over the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia - the theme was Diamond Night in the Emerald City.

Thai bar hostesses celebrate in the capital, Bangkok

Thai bar hostesses celebrated in Bangkok, despite several bomb blasts that rocked the capital earlier in the day.

Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

New Year festivities at the Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The country inaugurates President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for a second term on Monday.

Bulgarian revellers in the capital, Sofia

Bulgarian revellers welcomed the new year and the country's accession to the European Union in Sofia.

Fireworks in Warsaw

A firework display for revellers at the royal castle in Warsaw, Poland.

Thousands of people line the banks of the River Thames by the London Eye

Bad weather did not hamper celebrations in London where thousands partied along the banks of the Thames.

Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Hundreds of thousands of people celebrated in Berlin as fireworks went off by the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate.

Anti-2007 protesters in Nantes.

...but some in Nantes, France, decided to have an anti-party party, protesting against 2007.

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