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2013 New Year’s Celebrations Around the World

First, homage to a martyr:

No New Year Without You

Anti-rape protesters paying tribute to the 23-yr-old gangrape victim

Anti-rape protesters paying tribute to the 23-yr-old gangrape victim at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on the New Year eve on Monday.

 

New Year’s Celebrations Around the World

Confetti is dropped on revelers at midnight during New Year celebrations in Times Square in New York January 1, 2013. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Reuters)

Confetti is dropped on revelers at midnight during New Year celebrations in Times Square in New York January 1, 2013. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Reuters)

Fireworks explode above a floating mosque during New Year's Eve celebrations at Losari beach in Makassar, Indonesia's South Sulawesi province December 31, 2012. (Photo by Yusuf Ahmad/Reuters)

Fireworks explode above a floating mosque during New Year’s Eve celebrations at Losari beach in Makassar, Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province December 31, 2012. (Photo by Yusuf Ahmad/Reuters)

People watch fireworks along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on January 1, 2013, during celebrations by over three million people attending New Year's Eve festivities. World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. (Photo by Ari Versiani/AFP Photo)

People watch fireworks along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on January 1, 2013, during celebrations by over three million people attending New Year’s Eve festivities. World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. (Photo by Ari Versiani/AFP Photo)

People take a picture in front of Tokyo Tower which is illuminated to celebrate the New Year, after a countdown event early Tuesday morning. (Photo by Japan Today)

People take a picture in front of Tokyo Tower which is illuminated to celebrate the New Year, after a countdown event early Tuesday morning. (Photo by Japan Today)

Fireworks explode in the sky above the  Quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate during the New Year's celebrations in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (Photo by Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)

Fireworks explode in the sky above the Quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate during the New Year’s celebrations in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (Photo by Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)

A reveller writes the number 2013 with sparklers ahead of New Year's Day at an air temperature of about -25 degrees Celsius (-13 F) in a forest outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk December 31, 2012. Picture taken with long exposure on December 31, 2012. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

A reveller writes the number 2013 with sparklers ahead of New Year’s Day at an air temperature of about -25 degrees Celsius (-13 F) in a forest outside Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk December 31, 2012. Picture taken with long exposure on December 31, 2012. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/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 December 31, 2012. Picture taken December 31, 2012. (Photo by Stringer/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 December 31, 2012. Picture taken December 31, 2012. (Photo by Stringer/Reuters)

Revelers ring in the new year in New York's Times Square. (Photo by Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times)

Revelers ring in the new year in New York’s Times Square. (Photo by Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times)

Pakistani girls pose for a photograph during a fireworks display at Clifton Beach in Karachi to celebrate the New Year early on January 1, 2013. (Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP Photo)

Pakistani girls pose for a photograph during a fireworks display at Clifton Beach in Karachi to celebrate the New Year early on January 1, 2013. (Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP Photo)

Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock in London. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock in London. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode over the London Eye during New Year celebrations. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/Press Association)

Fireworks explode over the London Eye during New Year celebrations. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/Press Association)

Lebanese children celebrate on new year's eve in Beirut, early on January 1, 2013. (Photo by Anwar Amro/AFP Photo)

Lebanese children celebrate on new year’s eve in Beirut, early on January 1, 2013. (Photo by Anwar Amro/AFP Photo)

Fireworks explode above Sydney Harbour during celebrations in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Rob Griffith/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode above Sydney Harbour during celebrations in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Rob Griffith/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower in London. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower in London. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press)

Fireworks light the sky above Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania. (Photo by Mindaugas Kulbis/Associated Press)

Fireworks light the sky above Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania. (Photo by Mindaugas Kulbis/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode above Sydney Harbour during celebrations in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Rob Griffith/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode above Sydney Harbour during celebrations in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Rob Griffith/Associated Press)

The Spark drumming band participates in new year celebrations in Newcastle, England. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/Press Association)

The Spark drumming band participates in new year celebrations in Newcastle, England. (Photo by Owen Humphreys/Press Association)

Fireworks explode at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over Victoria Harbor. (Photo by Kin Cheung/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over Victoria Harbor. (Photo by Kin Cheung/Associated Press)

Fireworks light up the sky from The Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on December 31, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer)

Fireworks light up the sky from The Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on December 31, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer)

Fireworks explode over the Parthenon during celebrations in Athens. (Photo by Petros Giannakouris/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode over the Parthenon during celebrations in Athens. (Photo by Petros Giannakouris/Associated Press)

Performers react as fireworks explode over the Singapore financial district to mark the start of the new year. (Photo by Wong Maye-E/Associated Press)

Performers react as fireworks explode over the Singapore financial district to mark the start of the new year. (Photo by Wong Maye-E/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode over Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon during celebrations in Athens. (Photo by Dimitri Messinis/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode over Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon during celebrations in Athens. (Photo by Dimitri Messinis/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode in the sky above the  Quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate during the New Year's celebrations in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (Photo by Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)

Fireworks explode in the sky above the Quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate during the New Year’s celebrations in Berlin, Tuesday, January 1, 2013. (Photo by Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)

People watch fireworks in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Photo by Dita Alangkara/Associated Press)

People watch fireworks in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Photo by Dita Alangkara/Associated Press)

Spectators watch a fireworks display at the Quezon Memorial Circle in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Aaron Favila/Associated Press)

Spectators watch a fireworks display at the Quezon Memorial Circle in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Aaron Favila/Associated Press)

Fireworks light up the sky at Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/Associated Press)

Fireworks light up the sky at Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/Associated Press)

The pavilion of the Summer Palace is illuminated with lights and the words “Happy New Year” during a count-down event in Beijing. (Photo by Andy Wong/Associated Press)

The pavilion of the Summer Palace is illuminated with lights and the words “Happy New Year” during a count-down event in Beijing. (Photo by Andy Wong/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode above the statue of King Carol I in downtown Bucharest, Romania. (Photo by Vadim Ghirda/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode above the statue of King Carol I in downtown Bucharest, Romania. (Photo by Vadim Ghirda/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode as the Waterford crystal ball is raised at the beginning of Times Square New Year's celebrations. (Photo by Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode as the Waterford crystal ball is raised at the beginning of Times Square New Year’s celebrations. (Photo by Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)

Revelers celebrate the new year during a count-down event at the Summer Palace in Beijing. (Photo by Andy Wong/Associated Press)

Revelers celebrate the new year during a count-down event at the Summer Palace in Beijing. (Photo by Andy Wong/Associated Press)

Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle in Scotland as part of New Year Hogmanay celebrations. (Photo by Danny Lawson/Press Association)

Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle in Scotland as part of New Year Hogmanay celebrations. (Photo by Danny Lawson/Press Association)

Fireworks explode over Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo by Kyodo News)

Fireworks explode over Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo by Kyodo News)

Fireworks explode over St. Basil Cathedral as people celebrate the new year in Moscow's Red Square. (Photo by Ivan Sekretarev/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode over St. Basil Cathedral as people celebrate the new year in Moscow’s Red Square. (Photo by Ivan Sekretarev/Associated Press)

People watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in the Pavao Pavaozinho slum in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Felipe Dana/Associated Press)

People watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in the Pavao Pavaozinho slum in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Felipe Dana/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode above the Quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate during celebrations in Berlin. (Photo by Markus Schreiber/Associated Press)

Fireworks explode above the Quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate during celebrations in Berlin. (Photo by Markus Schreiber/Associated Press)

 

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