Images: How the world welcomed 2013


Fireworks light up the sky above the Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on December 31, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images


Fireworks explode above Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro January 1, 2013. More than two million people gathered along Rio's most famous beach to witness the 20-minute display and celebrate the beginning of a new year. Pilar Olivares/ Reuters


Celebrations at New York Times Square on New Year's eve. Tina Fineberg/ AP


Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London. Kirsty Wigglesworth/ AP


Fireworks explode across the skyline at the Wroclaw Market Square during New Year celebrations in Wroclaw . Reuters


Visitors take pictures and videos during a light show as part of a New Year countdown celebration at the financial square on the Bund in Shanghai . Reuters


Updated Date: Jan 01, 2013 10:12 AM

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