New Year live: World welcomes 2020

Nations around the world are ringing in the new year and bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the MeToo movement and Donald Trump.

Here is a look at how the world is ushering in 2020.

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ATHENS, GREECE - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode near the ancient temple of the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis hill as part of Greece's celebrations for the New Year in Athens, Greece on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Andreas Papakonstantinou/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over the ancient temple of the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis hill as part of Greece's celebrations for the New Year in Athens on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Aris MESSINIS / AFP) (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 1: Paris celebrates the New Year as the Arc de Triomphe is engulfed in fireworks as thousands descended on the Champs Elysees to welcome the New Year on January 1, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)
Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the New Year on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP) / ALTERNATIVE CROP (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)
01 January 2020, Hessen, Frankfurt/Main: The new year is welcomed on the Main with fireworks in front of the skyline. Photo: Andreas Arnold/dpa (Photo by Andreas Arnold/picture alliance via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over the Red Square within the new year celebrations in Moscow, Russia on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JANUARY 01: People sing the national anthem during the 2020 New Year's Day Flag Raising Ceremony in front of presidential palace on January 01, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Gene Wang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 1: Fireworks explode over The Coca-Cola London Eye, Westminster Abbey and Elizabeth Tower near Parliament as thousands of revelers gather along the banks of the River Thames to ring in the New Year on January 1, 2019 in London, England. At the stroke of midnight, Big Ben rang in the new decade after being silent all year long for renovations. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
children spin burning steelwools to sprinkle fire sparks as they celebrate the new year on a street of Kibera slum in Nairobi, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP) (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)
Fireworks light the sky over the Arc de Triomphe during the New Year's celebrations on the Champs Elysees avenue, in Paris, on on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images)
dpatop - 01 January 2020, Hessen, Frankfurt/Main: The new year is welcomed on the Main with fireworks in front of the skyline. Photo: Andreas Arnold/dpa (Photo by Andreas Arnold/picture alliance via Getty Images)
ERBIL, IRAQ - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over Erbil Citadel during the new year celebrations in Erbil, Iraq on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Yunus Keles/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the New Year on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP) (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over the Red Square within the new year celebrations in Moscow, Russia on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
People take pictures of the fireworks erupting in the sky over the Arc de Triomphe during the New Year's celebrations on the Champs Elysees avenue, in Paris, on on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images)
New Year's Eve celebrations over the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna, Bulgaria on January 01, 2020 (Photo by Hristo Rusev/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
ERBIL, IRAQ - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over Erbil Citadel during the new year celebrations in Erbil, Iraq on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Yunus Keles/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
children spin burning steelwools to sprinkle fire sparks as they celebrate the new year on a street of Kibera slum in Nairobi, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP) (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over the Red Square within the new year celebrations in Moscow, Russia on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over the ancient temple of the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis hill as part of Greece's celebrations for the New Year in Athens on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Aris MESSINIS / AFP) (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode in the sky over the Ortakoy Mosque by the July 15 Martyrs' Bridge during the New Year's celebrations, in Istanbul on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP) (Photo by YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images)
Revellers enjoy the New Year's celebrations at the Red Square, in central Moscow, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)
EDIRNE, TURKEY - JANUARY 1: Fireworks illuminate the night sky over Selimiye Mosque, Uc Serefeli Mosque (the Mosque with unusual minaret with three Balconies) and Old Mosque within the new year celebrations in Edirne, Turkey on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Gokhan Balci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Moscow during New Year celebrations, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Moscow during New Year celebrations, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)
People watch fireworks as part of the New Year celebrations in Rawalpindi on January 1, 2020. - Billions around the world are set to cheer in 2020 after a tumultuous year dominated by demonstrations calling for political upheaval and action on climate change. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP) (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP via Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JANUARY 1: Fireworks illuminate the night sky in front of Ortakoy Mosque and July 15 Martyrs' Bridge within the new year celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Muhammed Enes Yildirim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 1: Fireworks go off at the Burj Khalifa on New Year's Eve 2019 on January 1, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by WIN-Initiative/Getty Images)
DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 31: People take part in the sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 in Shaheen Bagh, Delhi, India on December 31, 2019. Thousands of people gathered at the protest site. (Photo by Javed Sultan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JANUARY 1: Fireworks go off in front of July 15 Martyrs' Bridge within the new year celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Sri Lankans watch fireworks during new year's celebrations in Colombo, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)
Performers take photos after the new year count down celebration at the Shougang Industrial Park, Shijingshan District, in Beijing on January 1, 2020. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP) (Photo by NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Sri Lankans watch fireworks during new year's celebrations in Colombo, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)
Fireworks erupt over downtown Bangkok during New Year's celebrations on January 1, 2020. - Some 100 000 people gathered to welcome the new decade. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP) (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP via Getty Images)
SINGAPORE - JANUARY 01: Drones are seen forming the year '2020' formation as fireworks, created by Star Island, light up the sky as Singapore ushers in the New Year at Marina Bay on January 1, 2020 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
A woman is sprayed with foam as she celebrates the New Year in Kuala Lumpur on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP) (Photo by MOHD RASFAN/AFP via Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the Taiwan skyline and Taipei 101 during New Years Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Gene Wang/Getty Images)
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 1: Revelers celebrate as they welcome the New Year during a countdown party at a mall on January 1, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 01: People stand on the rooftop of a hotel as they watch fireworks illuminate the city's skyline during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2020 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
People take a selfie during New Year’s Eve in Seoul, South Korea December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks erupt over the Melbourne central business district during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
A person takes a picture of a couple in front of a 2020 luminous sign during New Year’s Eve in Seoul, South Korea December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Performers rehearse before a New Year's Eve countdown event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejiing, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
A participant poses for a picture prior to the Sao Silvestre race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Thousands of runners took part in the 15-kilometer race held annually on New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Stock traders wear New Year's 2020 party glasses at New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Stocks slipped globally in quiet New Year's Eve trading Tuesday with many markets closed. Wall Street could close 2019 with back-to-back daily losses in a year that the U.S. posted the largest market gains since 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A policeman, front, gestures as they check the identity of people at a mall on New Year's eve in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a New Year's address Tuesday has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
VARIOUS CITIES, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during the midnight display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
A man walks near a light sculpture before a New Year's Eve countdown event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejiing, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
People run away from water cannon during a protest on New Year‘s Eve in Mongkok, Hong Kong, China December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House in the midnight display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the sky above Sydney Harbour during the midnight fireworks display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1st, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the sky above Sydney Harbour during the midnight fireworks display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1st, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House in the midnight display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over Marina Bay during New Year's Eve celebrations in Singapore December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su
People raise their mobile phone lights as they form a human chain on New Year's eve in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a New Year's address Tuesday has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Protesters raise their cellphone lights as they walk past a light box featuring a picture of Hong Kong on New Year's eve in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Months of pro-democracy protests have brought “sadness, anxiety, disappointment and even rage,” the city’s leader Carrie Lam said in a News Year’s address Tuesday. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
SYDBEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during the midnight display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks are seen exploding from the Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and Sky Tower during the Auckland New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Steve Thomson/Getty Images for ATEED)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks are seen exploding from the Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and Sky Tower during the Auckland New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Steve Thomson/Getty Images for ATEED)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 01: Crowds watch fireworks from the SkyTower during Auckland New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Dave Rowland/Getty Images)
Anti-government protesters tear down Christmas and New Year's decorations during a demonstration on New Year's Eve outside Mong Kok police station in Hong Kong, China December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Revellers enjoy the New Year's celebrations at the Red Square, in central Moscow, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)
SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - DECEMBER 31: People attend the concert of Serbian singer Zeljko Joksimovic during new year celebrations in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on December 31, 2019. (Photo by Elman Omic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 01: A man takes a photograph of the sunrise on the Shibuya Sky observation deck at the Shibuya Scramble Square building on January 1, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. Visitors to the newly constructed commercial building in the Shibuya district observed the year's first sunrise. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
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Europe

Crowds across Europe welcomed 2020 with fantastic displays over capital cities across the continent.

France, Germany, Greece, Turkey and Lithuania saw the skies lit up with fireworks as thousands of revellers cheered in the new year.

France New Year
Revellers view fireworks over the Arc de Triomphe as they celebrate the new year on the Champs Elysees in Paris (Christophe Ena/AP)
Germany New Year
Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP)
Greece New Year
Fireworks above the ancient Parthenon temple (Yorgos Karahalis/AP)
Turkey New Year
Fireworks explode over the Ottoman-era Mecidiye mosque in Ortakoy square (Emrah Gurel/AP)
Lithuania New Year
The Cathedral Square in Vilnius (Mindaugas Kulbis/AP)

India

Crowds gathered across India to welcome in the new year, from the celebrated Gateway of India in Mumbai to the streets of Bangalore.

North Korea

Huge crowds of North Koreans gathered in Pyongyang to count down to midnight and welcome in the new year with a spectacular firework display.

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The world welcomes 2020
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The world welcomes 2020
ATHENS, GREECE - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode near the ancient temple of the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis hill as part of Greece's celebrations for the New Year in Athens, Greece on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Andreas Papakonstantinou/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over the ancient temple of the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis hill as part of Greece's celebrations for the New Year in Athens on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Aris MESSINIS / AFP) (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 1: Paris celebrates the New Year as the Arc de Triomphe is engulfed in fireworks as thousands descended on the Champs Elysees to welcome the New Year on January 1, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)
Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the New Year on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP) / ALTERNATIVE CROP (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)
01 January 2020, Hessen, Frankfurt/Main: The new year is welcomed on the Main with fireworks in front of the skyline. Photo: Andreas Arnold/dpa (Photo by Andreas Arnold/picture alliance via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over the Red Square within the new year celebrations in Moscow, Russia on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JANUARY 01: People sing the national anthem during the 2020 New Year's Day Flag Raising Ceremony in front of presidential palace on January 01, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Gene Wang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 1: Fireworks explode over The Coca-Cola London Eye, Westminster Abbey and Elizabeth Tower near Parliament as thousands of revelers gather along the banks of the River Thames to ring in the New Year on January 1, 2019 in London, England. At the stroke of midnight, Big Ben rang in the new decade after being silent all year long for renovations. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
children spin burning steelwools to sprinkle fire sparks as they celebrate the new year on a street of Kibera slum in Nairobi, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP) (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)
Fireworks light the sky over the Arc de Triomphe during the New Year's celebrations on the Champs Elysees avenue, in Paris, on on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images)
dpatop - 01 January 2020, Hessen, Frankfurt/Main: The new year is welcomed on the Main with fireworks in front of the skyline. Photo: Andreas Arnold/dpa (Photo by Andreas Arnold/picture alliance via Getty Images)
ERBIL, IRAQ - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over Erbil Citadel during the new year celebrations in Erbil, Iraq on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Yunus Keles/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the New Year on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP) (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over the Red Square within the new year celebrations in Moscow, Russia on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
People take pictures of the fireworks erupting in the sky over the Arc de Triomphe during the New Year's celebrations on the Champs Elysees avenue, in Paris, on on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images)
New Year's Eve celebrations over the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna, Bulgaria on January 01, 2020 (Photo by Hristo Rusev/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
ERBIL, IRAQ - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over Erbil Citadel during the new year celebrations in Erbil, Iraq on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Yunus Keles/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
children spin burning steelwools to sprinkle fire sparks as they celebrate the new year on a street of Kibera slum in Nairobi, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP) (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over the Red Square within the new year celebrations in Moscow, Russia on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over the ancient temple of the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis hill as part of Greece's celebrations for the New Year in Athens on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Aris MESSINIS / AFP) (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode in the sky over the Ortakoy Mosque by the July 15 Martyrs' Bridge during the New Year's celebrations, in Istanbul on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP) (Photo by YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images)
Revellers enjoy the New Year's celebrations at the Red Square, in central Moscow, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)
EDIRNE, TURKEY - JANUARY 1: Fireworks illuminate the night sky over Selimiye Mosque, Uc Serefeli Mosque (the Mosque with unusual minaret with three Balconies) and Old Mosque within the new year celebrations in Edirne, Turkey on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Gokhan Balci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Moscow during New Year celebrations, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Moscow during New Year celebrations, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)
People watch fireworks as part of the New Year celebrations in Rawalpindi on January 1, 2020. - Billions around the world are set to cheer in 2020 after a tumultuous year dominated by demonstrations calling for political upheaval and action on climate change. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP) (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP via Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JANUARY 1: Fireworks illuminate the night sky in front of Ortakoy Mosque and July 15 Martyrs' Bridge within the new year celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Muhammed Enes Yildirim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 1: Fireworks go off at the Burj Khalifa on New Year's Eve 2019 on January 1, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by WIN-Initiative/Getty Images)
DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 31: People take part in the sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 in Shaheen Bagh, Delhi, India on December 31, 2019. Thousands of people gathered at the protest site. (Photo by Javed Sultan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JANUARY 1: Fireworks go off in front of July 15 Martyrs' Bridge within the new year celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Sri Lankans watch fireworks during new year's celebrations in Colombo, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)
Performers take photos after the new year count down celebration at the Shougang Industrial Park, Shijingshan District, in Beijing on January 1, 2020. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP) (Photo by NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Sri Lankans watch fireworks during new year's celebrations in Colombo, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)
Fireworks erupt over downtown Bangkok during New Year's celebrations on January 1, 2020. - Some 100 000 people gathered to welcome the new decade. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP) (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP via Getty Images)
SINGAPORE - JANUARY 01: Drones are seen forming the year '2020' formation as fireworks, created by Star Island, light up the sky as Singapore ushers in the New Year at Marina Bay on January 1, 2020 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
A woman is sprayed with foam as she celebrates the New Year in Kuala Lumpur on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP) (Photo by MOHD RASFAN/AFP via Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the Taiwan skyline and Taipei 101 during New Years Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Gene Wang/Getty Images)
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 1: Revelers celebrate as they welcome the New Year during a countdown party at a mall on January 1, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 01: People stand on the rooftop of a hotel as they watch fireworks illuminate the city's skyline during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2020 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
People take a selfie during New Year’s Eve in Seoul, South Korea December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks erupt over the Melbourne central business district during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
A person takes a picture of a couple in front of a 2020 luminous sign during New Year’s Eve in Seoul, South Korea December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Performers rehearse before a New Year's Eve countdown event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejiing, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
A participant poses for a picture prior to the Sao Silvestre race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Thousands of runners took part in the 15-kilometer race held annually on New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Stock traders wear New Year's 2020 party glasses at New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Stocks slipped globally in quiet New Year's Eve trading Tuesday with many markets closed. Wall Street could close 2019 with back-to-back daily losses in a year that the U.S. posted the largest market gains since 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A policeman, front, gestures as they check the identity of people at a mall on New Year's eve in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a New Year's address Tuesday has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
VARIOUS CITIES, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during the midnight display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
A man walks near a light sculpture before a New Year's Eve countdown event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejiing, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
People run away from water cannon during a protest on New Year‘s Eve in Mongkok, Hong Kong, China December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House in the midnight display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the sky above Sydney Harbour during the midnight fireworks display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1st, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the sky above Sydney Harbour during the midnight fireworks display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1st, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House in the midnight display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over Marina Bay during New Year's Eve celebrations in Singapore December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su
People raise their mobile phone lights as they form a human chain on New Year's eve in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a New Year's address Tuesday has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Protesters raise their cellphone lights as they walk past a light box featuring a picture of Hong Kong on New Year's eve in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Months of pro-democracy protests have brought “sadness, anxiety, disappointment and even rage,” the city’s leader Carrie Lam said in a News Year’s address Tuesday. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
SYDBEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during the midnight display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks are seen exploding from the Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and Sky Tower during the Auckland New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Steve Thomson/Getty Images for ATEED)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks are seen exploding from the Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and Sky Tower during the Auckland New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Steve Thomson/Getty Images for ATEED)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 01: Crowds watch fireworks from the SkyTower during Auckland New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Dave Rowland/Getty Images)
Anti-government protesters tear down Christmas and New Year's decorations during a demonstration on New Year's Eve outside Mong Kok police station in Hong Kong, China December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Revellers enjoy the New Year's celebrations at the Red Square, in central Moscow, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)
SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - DECEMBER 31: People attend the concert of Serbian singer Zeljko Joksimovic during new year celebrations in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on December 31, 2019. (Photo by Elman Omic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 01: A man takes a photograph of the sunrise on the Shibuya Sky observation deck at the Shibuya Scramble Square building on January 1, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. Visitors to the newly constructed commercial building in the Shibuya district observed the year's first sunrise. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
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Russians began the world's longest continuous New Year's Eve with fireworks and a message from President Vladimir Putin urging them to work together in the coming year, broadcast on television just before the stroke of midnight in each of Russia's 11 time zones.

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ATHENS, GREECE - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode near the ancient temple of the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis hill as part of Greece's celebrations for the New Year in Athens, Greece on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Andreas Papakonstantinou/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over the ancient temple of the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis hill as part of Greece's celebrations for the New Year in Athens on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Aris MESSINIS / AFP) (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 1: Paris celebrates the New Year as the Arc de Triomphe is engulfed in fireworks as thousands descended on the Champs Elysees to welcome the New Year on January 1, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images)
Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the New Year on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP) / ALTERNATIVE CROP (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)
01 January 2020, Hessen, Frankfurt/Main: The new year is welcomed on the Main with fireworks in front of the skyline. Photo: Andreas Arnold/dpa (Photo by Andreas Arnold/picture alliance via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over the Red Square within the new year celebrations in Moscow, Russia on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JANUARY 01: People sing the national anthem during the 2020 New Year's Day Flag Raising Ceremony in front of presidential palace on January 01, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Gene Wang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 1: Fireworks explode over The Coca-Cola London Eye, Westminster Abbey and Elizabeth Tower near Parliament as thousands of revelers gather along the banks of the River Thames to ring in the New Year on January 1, 2019 in London, England. At the stroke of midnight, Big Ben rang in the new decade after being silent all year long for renovations. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
children spin burning steelwools to sprinkle fire sparks as they celebrate the new year on a street of Kibera slum in Nairobi, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP) (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)
Fireworks light the sky over the Arc de Triomphe during the New Year's celebrations on the Champs Elysees avenue, in Paris, on on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images)
dpatop - 01 January 2020, Hessen, Frankfurt/Main: The new year is welcomed on the Main with fireworks in front of the skyline. Photo: Andreas Arnold/dpa (Photo by Andreas Arnold/picture alliance via Getty Images)
ERBIL, IRAQ - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over Erbil Citadel during the new year celebrations in Erbil, Iraq on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Yunus Keles/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the New Year on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP) (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over the Red Square within the new year celebrations in Moscow, Russia on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
People take pictures of the fireworks erupting in the sky over the Arc de Triomphe during the New Year's celebrations on the Champs Elysees avenue, in Paris, on on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images)
New Year's Eve celebrations over the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna, Bulgaria on January 01, 2020 (Photo by Hristo Rusev/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
ERBIL, IRAQ - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over Erbil Citadel during the new year celebrations in Erbil, Iraq on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Yunus Keles/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
children spin burning steelwools to sprinkle fire sparks as they celebrate the new year on a street of Kibera slum in Nairobi, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP) (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the night sky over the Red Square within the new year celebrations in Moscow, Russia on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over the ancient temple of the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis hill as part of Greece's celebrations for the New Year in Athens on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Aris MESSINIS / AFP) (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode in the sky over the Ortakoy Mosque by the July 15 Martyrs' Bridge during the New Year's celebrations, in Istanbul on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP) (Photo by YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images)
Revellers enjoy the New Year's celebrations at the Red Square, in central Moscow, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)
EDIRNE, TURKEY - JANUARY 1: Fireworks illuminate the night sky over Selimiye Mosque, Uc Serefeli Mosque (the Mosque with unusual minaret with three Balconies) and Old Mosque within the new year celebrations in Edirne, Turkey on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Gokhan Balci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Moscow during New Year celebrations, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Moscow during New Year celebrations, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)
People watch fireworks as part of the New Year celebrations in Rawalpindi on January 1, 2020. - Billions around the world are set to cheer in 2020 after a tumultuous year dominated by demonstrations calling for political upheaval and action on climate change. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP) (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP via Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JANUARY 1: Fireworks illuminate the night sky in front of Ortakoy Mosque and July 15 Martyrs' Bridge within the new year celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Muhammed Enes Yildirim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 1: Fireworks go off at the Burj Khalifa on New Year's Eve 2019 on January 1, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by WIN-Initiative/Getty Images)
DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 31: People take part in the sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 in Shaheen Bagh, Delhi, India on December 31, 2019. Thousands of people gathered at the protest site. (Photo by Javed Sultan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JANUARY 1: Fireworks go off in front of July 15 Martyrs' Bridge within the new year celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey on January 01, 2020. (Photo by Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Sri Lankans watch fireworks during new year's celebrations in Colombo, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)
Performers take photos after the new year count down celebration at the Shougang Industrial Park, Shijingshan District, in Beijing on January 1, 2020. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP) (Photo by NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Sri Lankans watch fireworks during new year's celebrations in Colombo, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)
Fireworks erupt over downtown Bangkok during New Year's celebrations on January 1, 2020. - Some 100 000 people gathered to welcome the new decade. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP) (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP via Getty Images)
SINGAPORE - JANUARY 01: Drones are seen forming the year '2020' formation as fireworks, created by Star Island, light up the sky as Singapore ushers in the New Year at Marina Bay on January 1, 2020 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
A woman is sprayed with foam as she celebrates the New Year in Kuala Lumpur on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP) (Photo by MOHD RASFAN/AFP via Getty Images)
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the Taiwan skyline and Taipei 101 during New Years Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Gene Wang/Getty Images)
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 1: Revelers celebrate as they welcome the New Year during a countdown party at a mall on January 1, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 01: People stand on the rooftop of a hotel as they watch fireworks illuminate the city's skyline during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2020 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
People take a selfie during New Year’s Eve in Seoul, South Korea December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks erupt over the Melbourne central business district during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
A person takes a picture of a couple in front of a 2020 luminous sign during New Year’s Eve in Seoul, South Korea December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
Performers rehearse before a New Year's Eve countdown event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejiing, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
A participant poses for a picture prior to the Sao Silvestre race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Thousands of runners took part in the 15-kilometer race held annually on New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Stock traders wear New Year's 2020 party glasses at New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Stocks slipped globally in quiet New Year's Eve trading Tuesday with many markets closed. Wall Street could close 2019 with back-to-back daily losses in a year that the U.S. posted the largest market gains since 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A policeman, front, gestures as they check the identity of people at a mall on New Year's eve in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a New Year's address Tuesday has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
VARIOUS CITIES, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during the midnight display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
A man walks near a light sculpture before a New Year's Eve countdown event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic headquarters in Bejiing, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
People run away from water cannon during a protest on New Year‘s Eve in Mongkok, Hong Kong, China December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House in the midnight display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the sky above Sydney Harbour during the midnight fireworks display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1st, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the sky above Sydney Harbour during the midnight fireworks display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1st, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House in the midnight display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by James Gourley/Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over Marina Bay during New Year's Eve celebrations in Singapore December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su
People raise their mobile phone lights as they form a human chain on New Year's eve in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a New Year's address Tuesday has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Protesters raise their cellphone lights as they walk past a light box featuring a picture of Hong Kong on New Year's eve in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Months of pro-democracy protests have brought “sadness, anxiety, disappointment and even rage,” the city’s leader Carrie Lam said in a News Year’s address Tuesday. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
SYDBEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during the midnight display during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks are seen exploding from the Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and Sky Tower during the Auckland New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Steve Thomson/Getty Images for ATEED)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks are seen exploding from the Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and Sky Tower during the Auckland New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Steve Thomson/Getty Images for ATEED)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 01: Crowds watch fireworks from the SkyTower during Auckland New Year's Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Dave Rowland/Getty Images)
Anti-government protesters tear down Christmas and New Year's decorations during a demonstration on New Year's Eve outside Mong Kok police station in Hong Kong, China December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Revellers enjoy the New Year's celebrations at the Red Square, in central Moscow, on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)
SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - DECEMBER 31: People attend the concert of Serbian singer Zeljko Joksimovic during new year celebrations in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on December 31, 2019. (Photo by Elman Omic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 01: A man takes a photograph of the sunrise on the Shibuya Sky observation deck at the Shibuya Scramble Square building on January 1, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. Visitors to the newly constructed commercial building in the Shibuya district observed the year's first sunrise. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
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But one holiday tradition is missing in Moscow this year — a picturesque layer of snow – after the capital enjoyed an unusually warm December.

Indonesia

Tens of thousands of revellers in the capital Jakarta were soaked by torrential rains as they waited for New Year's Eve fireworks, and festive events along coastal areas near the Sunda Strait were dampened by a possible larger eruption of Anak Krakatau, an island volcano that erupted last year just ahead of Christmas Day, triggering a tsunami that killed more than 430 people.

Hong Kong

Revellers and pro-democracy protesters alike flocked to sites across the territory to see out a troubled 2019.

The semi-autonomous Chinese city has toned down the usually raucous celebrations this year, and the traditional fireworks display over Victoria Harbour has been cancelled, while some roads have been closed and barriers set up in the Lan Kwai Fong nightlife district.

A human chain in Hong Kong
A human chain in Hong Kong (Vincent Yu/AP)

South Korea

Thousands of South Koreans filled cold streets in central Seoul for a traditional bell-tolling ceremony to send off an exhausting 2019 highlighted by political scandals, decaying job markets and crumbling diplomacy with North Korea.

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New Year wishes in Seoul (Ahn Young-joon/AP)

Japan

People flocked to temples and shrines to mark the first new year of the Reiwa era.

Under Japan's old-style calendar, linked to emperors' rules, Reiwa started in May after Emperor Akihito stepped down and his son Naruhito became emperor.

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People carry large fox masks during a parade in Tokyo (Jae C Hong/AP)

Australia

More than a million people descended on a hazy Sydney Harbour and surrounding areas as the city went ahead with its famous fireworks display after being granted an exemption to a total fire ban, amid devastation caused by wildfires across the country. The event began with a family-friendly display, ahead of the midnight showstopper.

China

President Xi Jinping used his new year address to call for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests, saying a peaceful, harmonious environment is key to the Asian financial hub's prosperity.

Samoa

While fireworks erupted at midnight from Mount Vaea, overlooking the capital Apia, the end of 2019 was a time of remembrance after a measles epidemic claimed 81 lives, mostly children under five.

New Zealand

Major cities greeted the new year with fireworks, and saw off 2019 without regret after a gunman identified killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, and an eruption of volcanic White Island killed at least 19 tourists and guides.

Kiribati

The island nation covering more than three million square miles of the Pacific was one of the first countries to welcome a new decade where it will be on the front line of the battle against climate change, facing drought and rising sea levels.

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