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Ringing in 2018

The numbers "2018" are written in the air with a sparkler on a roadside while cars drive along the R257 "Yenisei" federal highway in the Siberian Taiga district outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

The numbers "2018" are written in the air with a sparkler on a roadside while cars drive along the R257 "Yenisei" federal highway in the Siberian Taiga district outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

The numbers "2018" are written in the air with a sparkler on a roadside while cars drive along the R257 "Yenisei" federal highway in the Siberian Taiga district outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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People watch as fireworks explode over Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

People watch as fireworks explode over Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

People watch as fireworks explode over Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Lucas Landau
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Revelers play in confetti in Times Square during New Year celebrations in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

Revelers play in confetti in Times Square during New Year celebrations in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

Revelers play in confetti in Times Square during New Year celebrations in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz
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Fireworks go off in Times Square in New York City, New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Fireworks go off in Times Square in New York City, New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Fireworks go off in Times Square in New York City, New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Fireworks explode in Beirut, Lebanon. REUTERS/ Michel el Esta

Fireworks explode in Beirut, Lebanon. REUTERS/ Michel el Esta

Fireworks explode in Beirut, Lebanon. REUTERS/ Michel el Esta
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Mariah Carey performs in Times Square in New York City, New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Mariah Carey performs in Times Square in New York City, New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Mariah Carey performs in Times Square in New York City, New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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People watch as fireworks explode over Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

People watch as fireworks explode over Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Lucas Landau

People watch as fireworks explode over Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Lucas Landau
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Fireworks explode over the towers of the St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Fireworks explode over the towers of the St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Fireworks explode over the towers of the St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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Revelers brace in freezing cold temperatures in Times Square in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

Revelers brace in freezing cold temperatures in Times Square in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

Revelers brace in freezing cold temperatures in Times Square in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz
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Fireworks explode over the towers of the St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Fireworks explode over the towers of the St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Fireworks explode over the towers of the St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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Revelers gather in Times Square ahead of the New Year's Eve celebrations in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

Revelers gather in Times Square ahead of the New Year's Eve celebrations in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

Revelers gather in Times Square ahead of the New Year's Eve celebrations in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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Fireworks explode next to the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Fireworks explode next to the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Fireworks explode next to the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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Fireworks are seen during New Year celebrations in Pyongyang, North Korea. KCNA / via REUTERS

Fireworks are seen during New Year celebrations in Pyongyang, North Korea. KCNA / via REUTERS

Fireworks are seen during New Year celebrations in Pyongyang, North Korea. KCNA / via REUTERS
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Fireworks light the sky over the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, France. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Fireworks light the sky over the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, France. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Fireworks light the sky over the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, France. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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People offer prayers on the first day of the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People offer prayers on the first day of the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People offer prayers on the first day of the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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People fly lanterns at Borobudur temple in Magelang, Indonesia. Antara Foto/Anis Efizudin/ via REUTERS

People fly lanterns at Borobudur temple in Magelang, Indonesia. Antara Foto/Anis Efizudin/ via REUTERS

People fly lanterns at Borobudur temple in Magelang, Indonesia. Antara Foto/Anis Efizudin/ via REUTERS
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People dance on a beach in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

People dance on a beach in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

People dance on a beach in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Fireworks explode behind the Elizabeth Tower, commonly known as Big Ben, in London, Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Fireworks explode behind the Elizabeth Tower, commonly known as Big Ben, in London, Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Fireworks explode behind the Elizabeth Tower, commonly known as Big Ben, in London, Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Fireworks explode in front of the skyline with the financial district in Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Fireworks explode in front of the skyline with the financial district in Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Fireworks explode in front of the skyline with the financial district in Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Fireworks light up the Atomium building, a metal structure built in the form of a crystal of iron, in Brussels, Belgium. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Fireworks light up the Atomium building, a metal structure built in the form of a crystal of iron, in Brussels, Belgium. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Fireworks light up the Atomium building, a metal structure built in the form of a crystal of iron, in Brussels, Belgium. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Revellers enjoy themselves during the Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Revellers enjoy themselves during the Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Revellers enjoy themselves during the Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
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People watch fireworks in the rain in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi

People watch fireworks in the rain in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi

People watch fireworks in the rain in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi
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People watch the first sunrise on New Year's Day at a beach in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People watch the first sunrise on New Year's Day at a beach in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People watch the first sunrise on New Year's Day at a beach in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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People celebrate the new year during a countdown event at Yongdingmen Gate in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

People celebrate the new year during a countdown event at Yongdingmen Gate in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

People celebrate the new year during a countdown event at Yongdingmen Gate in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Founder of "Me Too" movement Tarana Burke stands backstage in Times Square ahead of the New Year's Eve celebrations in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

Founder of "Me Too" movement Tarana Burke stands backstage in Times Square ahead of the New Year's Eve celebrations in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

Founder of "Me Too" movement Tarana Burke stands backstage in Times Square ahead of the New Year's Eve celebrations in Manhattan, New York. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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Fireworks explode around Familienkirche church in Vienna, Austria. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Fireworks explode around Familienkirche church in Vienna, Austria. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Fireworks explode around Familienkirche church in Vienna, Austria. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
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Revellers enjoy themselves during Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Revellers enjoy themselves during Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Revellers enjoy themselves during Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
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Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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People celebrate New Year at Eastwood mall in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

People celebrate New Year at Eastwood mall in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

People celebrate New Year at Eastwood mall in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Fireworks light up the Atomium building, a metal structure built in the form of a crystal of iron, in Brussels, Belgium. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Fireworks light up the Atomium building, a metal structure built in the form of a crystal of iron, in Brussels, Belgium. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Fireworks light up the Atomium building, a metal structure built in the form of a crystal of iron, in Brussels, Belgium. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Fireworks explode around National Monument during New Year celebration in Jakarta, Indonesia. 


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Fireworks explode around National Monument during New Year celebration in Jakarta, Indonesia. Antara Foto/Wahyu Putro/ via REUTERS

Fireworks explode around National Monument during New Year celebration in Jakarta, Indonesia. Antara Foto/Wahyu Putro/ via REUTERS
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Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show in Hong Kong, China. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show in Hong Kong, China. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show in Hong Kong, China. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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People celebrate New Year at Eastwood mall in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

People celebrate New Year at Eastwood mall in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

People celebrate New Year at Eastwood mall in Quezon City Metro Manila in the Philippines. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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People watch as the Burj Khalifa is lit up during the new year celebrations in Dubai, UAE. 


REUTERS/Satish Kumar

People watch as the Burj Khalifa is lit up during the new year celebrations in Dubai, UAE. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

People watch as the Burj Khalifa is lit up during the new year celebrations in Dubai, UAE. REUTERS/Satish Kumar
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Fireworks explode during New Year's celebrations in the business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. 



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Fireworks explode during New Year's celebrations in the business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Antara Foto/Hafidz Mubarak/via REUTERS

Fireworks explode during New Year's celebrations in the business district in Jakarta, Indonesia. Antara Foto/Hafidz Mubarak/via REUTERS
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Children wear "2018" glasses as they wait for the new year fireworks in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Children wear "2018" glasses as they wait for the new year fireworks in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Children wear "2018" glasses as they wait for the new year fireworks in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during New Year's celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during New Year's celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during New Year's celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Fireworks light the sky over the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral during the New Year's Day celebrations in central Moscow. 



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Fireworks light the sky over the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral during the New Year's Day celebrations in central Moscow. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Fireworks light the sky over the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral during the New Year's Day celebrations in central Moscow. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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People release balloons as they take part in a New Year countdown event in celebrations to ring in 2018 in Tokyo. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People release balloons as they take part in a New Year countdown event in celebrations to ring in 2018 in Tokyo. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People release balloons as they take part in a New Year countdown event in celebrations to ring in 2018 in Tokyo. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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People enjoy as fireworks explode over Lotte Group's 123-storey skyscraper Lotte World Tower during New Year celebration in Seoul, South Korea. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

People enjoy as fireworks explode over Lotte Group's 123-storey skyscraper Lotte World Tower during New Year celebration in Seoul, South Korea. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

People enjoy as fireworks explode over Lotte Group's 123-storey skyscraper Lotte World Tower during New Year celebration in Seoul, South Korea. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during New Year's celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during New Year's celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during New Year's celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Fireworks light up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

Fireworks light up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

Fireworks light up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray
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People watch as sky lanterns are released ahead of New Year on the frozen Songhua river in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

People watch as sky lanterns are released ahead of New Year on the frozen Songhua river in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

People watch as sky lanterns are released ahead of New Year on the frozen Songhua river in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China. REUTERS/Stringer
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A spectator waits for the annual new year fireworks as part of celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

A spectator waits for the annual new year fireworks as part of celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

A spectator waits for the annual new year fireworks as part of celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray
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People watch fireworks in the rain ahead of the New Year at Marina Bay in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su

People watch fireworks in the rain ahead of the New Year at Marina Bay in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su

People watch fireworks in the rain ahead of the New Year at Marina Bay in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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A spectator laughs as she waits for the annual new year fireworks as part of celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

A spectator laughs as she waits for the annual new year fireworks as part of celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

A spectator laughs as she waits for the annual new year fireworks as part of celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray
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Fireworks light up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

Fireworks light up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

Fireworks light up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray
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