New Year's celebrations from around the world

New Year's Eve celebrations kick off as world welcomes in 2018

New Zealanders have welcomed in 2018 with fun and festivities around the country.

Great fireworks were done in the traditional style of New Year in Auckland, New Zealand.

The New Year celebrations have started across the globe.

As the new year dawned in this southern hemisphere nation, fireworks boomed and crackled above city centers and harbors, and party-goers sang, hugged, danced, and kissed.

Police said they did not know the cause of the crash, nor the identities of the five passengers, but were speaking with several witnesses who were in boats on one of the waterways' busiest days of the year.

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For those living in Israel, the new year is still hours ahead at the time of writing.

In Hong Kong, the fireworks display lit up the sky above the iconic Victoria Harbour to the sound of Auld Lang Syne remix.

Sydney fireworks wowed the crowds around the harbour which was jammed to capacity by midnight.

In the Philippines, hours before midnight, authorities had already reported that at least 86 people had been injured by celebratory firecrackers which have some of the most raucous New Year's celebrations in Asia.

Bells will be rung and prayers offered at temples in Beijing, but the Gregorian calendar's New Year's celebrations are typically muted in China compared to the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, a time of fireworks, feasts and family reunions. The first to welcome the new year are people in the Pacific islands of Samoa, Tonga and Kiritimati, an atoll in the ocean also known as Christmas Island, part of the republic of Kiribati.

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