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In pictures: New Year's Eve 2007

Sunset over Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand, December 31 2007

New Zealand was one of the first countries in the world to see the sun set on 2007.

Sydney residents arrive at Mrs Macquaries Point to view the annual New Year's Eve Sydney Harbour fireworks display.

Revellers in Sydney took the opportunity to catch a few rays while waiting for the Sydney Harbour fireworks extravaganza.

Ice and Snow World in Harbin, north-east China

In China, tourists strolled through ice structures during New Year celebrations at the Ice and Snow World in Harbin...

An ice bar in Harbin, in China's north-east Heilongjiang province

... while others chose to toast the arrival of 2008 at a bar built from blocks of ice.

New Year revellers in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, hundreds of thousands of revellers took to the streets for a mass party to usher in the New Year.

Iraqi Kurds launch a fire lantern to celebrate the New Year in Sulaimaniya, 260km (160 miles) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq

Iraqi Kurds in Sulaimaniya released a fire lantern during their New Year celebrations.

US soldiers dance in Kabul

US soldiers got into the party mood during celebrations at their camp in Kabul, Afghanistan...

Celebrations get under way in Edinburgh, UK

...while in the UK, Hogmanay revellers gathered in Edinburgh.

Fireworks above Parthenon, Acropolis hill, Athens

Fireworks exploded over the Parthenon in Athens as Greece welcomed 2008.

New year celebrations in Moscow's red Square

Masks and flags were the order of the day as fireworks lit up Moscow's Red Square.

Champs Elysee avenue in Paris, early 01 January 2008

The champagne flowed among party-goers on the Champs Elysee avenue in Paris.

German fire-fighters welcomed in the new year with sparklers in Munich.

German fire-fighters welcomed in the New Year with sparklers in Munich.

New York celebrations

In New York, crowds saw in the New Year in the city's Times Square.

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