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Say hello to 2020! Europe brings in the New Year following huge fireworks displays across the rest of the world

  • People around the world are ringing in the New Year and a new decade as 2019 comes to an end at midnight
  • Auckland and Sydney became the first major cities to kick off the celebrations with huge firework displays
  • They were joined by Seoul, Tokyo and Pyongyang, before Hong Kong marked the New Year amid protests  
  • South East Asia welcomed the new year next with epic firework displays from Singapore and Thailand  
  • The celebrations then drove westward, with western European countries now setting the skies alight 
  • The UK, Brazil and America are among the countries still waiting to put on a big show for 2020 

By Ryan Fahey and Sophie Tanno and Chris Pleasance for MailOnline and Afp

Published: 05:32 EST, 31 December 2019 | Updated: 19:49 EST, 31 December 2019

Billions of people around the world are celebrating the start of a new year and a new decade after the clock struck midnight across the globe. 

Sydney and Auckland became the first major world cities to let rip with huge firework displays, after a handful of remote Pacific island near the international date line had already flipped the calendar to 2020.

Organisers in Sydney decided to go ahead with their show despite calls for it to be cancelled amid wildfires that have brought swathes of devastation across the country, killing at least 12 and destroying dozens of homes. 

There were also fraught scenes in Hong Kong as the state marked the start of the New Year amid pro-democracy protests, as Beijing and Singapore celebrated at the same time. 

It comes ahead of Brazil and America who are still set to put on a big show when their times come. Hawaii will be one of the last to mark the end of 2019.  

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In London , the familiar ring of Big Ben ushered in 2020 amid what Mayor Sadiq Khan promised would be the ‘best fireworks the city has ever seen’ to ring in the new decade

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

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

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

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

Revellers look on by the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2020

Revellers look on by the London Eye during New Year’s celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2020

The London pyrotechnics show featured more than 12,000 fireworks, with the display set to a soundtrack 'inspired by London and Europe'

The London pyrotechnics show featured more than 12,000 fireworks, with the display set to a soundtrack ‘inspired by London and Europe’

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Fireworks light up the sky in Edinburgh during the Hogmanay New Year celebrations on 01 January, 2020

Fireworks light up in the fog in front of Atomium Monument to celebrate the arrival of the new year 2020, in Brussels, Belgium, 01 January 2020

Fireworks light up in the fog in front of Atomium Monument to celebrate the arrival of the new year 2020, in Brussels, Belgium, 01 January 2020

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The New Year is being celebrated on and around the Erasmus Bridge with the National Fireworks, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 01 January 2020

The New Year is being celebrated on and around the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam with the National Fireworks on 1 January 2020

The New Year is being celebrated on and around the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam with the National Fireworks on 1 January 2020

01 January 2020

The New Year is being celebrated on and around the Erasmus Bridge with the National Fireworks, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 01 January 2020

The New Year is being celebrated on and around the Erasmus Bridge with the National Fireworks, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 01 January 2020

A new firework display on and above the Binnenhof and Hofvijver near the Dutch parliament in The Hague marks the start of the new year 2020 during the National Countdown Moment

A new firework display on and above the Binnenhof and Hofvijver near the Dutch parliament in The Hague marks the start of the new year 2020 during the National Countdown Moment

Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Arc de Triomphe during the New Year's celebrations on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France January 1, 2020

Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Arc de Triomphe during the New Year’s celebrations on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France January 1, 2020

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

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

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Fireworks explode over the Brandenburg Gate on New Year’s Eve at midnight in Berlin, Germany, 01 January 2020

moke rise as people set off fireworks near the Reichstag during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany January 1, 2020

Smoke rise as people set off fireworks near the Reichstag during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany January 1, 2020

Fireworks explode over the Brandenburg Gate on New Year's Eve at midnight in Berlin, Germany, 01 January 2020. The city welcomed the year 2020 with its annual fireworks display and street party near the German capital's most prominent symbol

Fireworks explode over the Brandenburg Gate on New Year’s Eve at midnight in Berlin, Germany, 01 January 2020. The city welcomed the year 2020 with its annual fireworks display and street party near the German capital’s most prominent symbol

The sky is lit in a display of fireworks during New Year celebrations at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany January 1, 2020

The sky is lit in a display of fireworks during New Year celebrations at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany January 1, 2020

Fireworks explode around the Berlin television tower during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany, January 1, 2020

Fireworks explode around the Berlin television tower during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany, January 1, 2020

Fireworks light the sky during New Year celebrations in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Fireworks light the sky during New Year celebrations in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, January 1, 2020

People stand on a bridge and watch fireworks during New Year celebrations near the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, late Wednesday, January 1, 2020

People stand on a bridge and watch fireworks during New Year celebrations near the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, late Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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Fireworks explode over Daugava river during New Year celebration in Riga, Latvia January 1, 2020

Fireworks explode over Daugava river during New Year celebration in Riga, Latvia January 1, 2020

Fireworks explode over Daugava river during New Year celebration in Riga, Latvia January 1, 2020

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Fireworks light the sky above illuminated Christmas tree at the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania, shortly after midnight during the New Year’s celebrations, Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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Thousands of anti-government protesters and citizens watch a firework display during the New Year’s celebrations in Martyrs’ Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Lebanese anti-government protesters and citizens watch fireworks illuminate the night sky during New Year's celebrations at Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, 01 January 2020

Lebanese anti-government protesters and citizens watch fireworks illuminate the night sky during New Year’s celebrations at Martyrs’ Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, 01 January 2020

Thousands of anti-government protesters and citizens gather during the New Year's celebrations in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Protesters have been holding demonstrations since October 17 demanding an end to widespread corruption and mismanagement by the political class that has ruled the country for three decades

Thousands of anti-government protesters and citizens gather during the New Year’s celebrations in Martyrs’ Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Protesters have been holding demonstrations since October 17 demanding an end to widespread corruption and mismanagement by the political class that has ruled the country for three decades

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Fireworks explode over Alexander Nevski cathedral during the New Year celebrations in Sofia, Bulgaria, January 1, 2020

Fireworks explode over Alexander Nevski cathedral during the New Year celebrations in Sofia, Bulgaria, January 1, 2020

Fireworks explode over Alexander Nevski cathedral during the New Year celebrations in Sofia, Bulgaria, January 1, 2020

Fireworks illuminate the Athenian sky as the temple of Parthenon sits atop the Acropolis hill during the New Year celebrations in Athens Greece, 01 January, 2020

Fireworks illuminate the Athenian sky as the temple of Parthenon sits atop the Acropolis hill during the New Year celebrations in Athens Greece, 01 January, 2020

Video – Athens lights up in majestically as Greece welcome New Year

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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

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

Fireworks illuminate the Athenian sky as the temple of Parthenon sits atop the Acropolis hill during the New Year celebrations in Athens Greece, 01 January 2020

Fireworks illuminate the Athenian sky as the temple of Parthenon sits atop the Acropolis hill during the New Year celebrations in Athens Greece, 01 January 2020

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A shower of fireworks explodes, illuminating the Athenian sky next to the temple of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis hill during New Year celebrations in Athens, Greece tonight 

Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Moscow during New Year celebrations, on January 1, 2020

Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Moscow during New Year celebrations, on January 1, 2020

Fireworks light up the night sky over the Red Square within the new year celebrations in Moscow, Russia on January 01, 2020

Fireworks light up the night sky over the Red Square within the new year celebrations in Moscow, Russia on January 01, 2020

Fireworks explode over the Kremlin tonight during New Year's celebrations in Red Square in Moscow, Russia

Fireworks explode over the Kremlin tonight during New Year’s celebrations in Red Square in Moscow, Russia

The view from the Moskva River of the New Year's Eve celebrations over Red Square in Moscow this evening

The view from the Moskva River of the New Year’s Eve celebrations over Red Square in Moscow this evening

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People gather at Erbil Citadel for the new year celebrations in Erbil, Iraq on January 01, 2020

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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

Girls look at burning tires to celebrate the new year at the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, on December 31, 2019

Girls look at burning tires to celebrate the new year at the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, on December 31, 2019

Men start buring tires on a broken bridge to celebrate the new year at the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, on December 31, 2019

Men start burning tires on a broken bridge to celebrate the new year at the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, on December 31, 2019

A girl spins a burning steelwool near a bonfire to sprinkle fire sparks as they celebrate the new year on a street of Kibera slum in Nairobi, on January 1, 2020

A girl spins a burning steelwools near a bonfire to sprinkle fire sparks as they celebrate the new year on a street of Kibera slum in Nairobi, on January 1, 2020

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

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

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