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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.  

Fireworks illuminate the night sky behind July 15 Martyrs' Bridge within the new year celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey on January 01, 2020

Fireworks illuminate the night sky behind July 15 Martyrs’ Bridge within the new year celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey on January 01, 2020

Fireworks go off and illuminate the night sky over people at the Uludag ski resort within the new year celebrations in Bursa, Turkey on January 1, 2020

Fireworks go off and illuminate the night sky over people at the Uludag ski resort within the new year celebrations in Bursa, Turkey on January 1, 2020

People celebrate the turn of the year in front of the Ortakoy mosque and 15 July Martyrs Bridge near the Bosphorus during new year's celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey, 01 January, 2020

People celebrate the turn of the year in front of the Ortakoy mosque and 15 July Martyrs Bridge near the Bosphorus during new year’s celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey, 01 January, 2020

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

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

This evening's celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey, as fireworks explode over the July 15 Martyrs' Bridge

This evening’s celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey, as fireworks explode over the July 15 Martyrs’ Bridge

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

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

People celebrate the turn of the year in front of the Ortakoy mosque and 15 July Martyrs Bridge near the Bosphorus during new year's celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey, 01 January, 2020

People celebrate the turn of the year in front of the Ortakoy mosque and 15 July Martyrs Bridge near the Bosphorus during new year’s celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey, 01 January, 2020

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

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

Fireworks illuminate the night sky over fairy chimneys, the famous volcanic rock formations at the historical region of Cappadocia, during the new year celebrations in Nevsehir, Turkey on January 01, 2020

Fireworks illuminate the night sky over fairy chimneys, the famous volcanic rock formations at the historical region of Cappadocia, during the new year celebrations in Nevsehir, Turkey on January 01, 2020

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Fireworks light up the sky as part of new year celebrations in Baku, Azerbaijan on January 1, 2020

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Fireworks illuminate the sky around Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, during New Year’s 2020 celebrations in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 January 2020

Video – Burj Khalifa lights up Dubai as the UAE sees in the New Year

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Fireworks go off at the Burj Khalifa on New Year's Eve 2019 on January 1, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Fireworks go off at the Burj Khalifa on New Year’s Eve 2019 on January 1, 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Fireworks illuminate the sky around Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, during New Year's 2020 celebrations in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 January, 2020

Fireworks illuminate the sky around Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, during New Year’s 2020 celebrations in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 January, 2020 

The Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, is prepared for the fireworks of New Year 2020 celebrations in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 December 2019

The Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, is prepared for the fireworks of New Year 2020 celebrations in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 December 2019

People gather near to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, prior to the fireworks of New Year's eve 2020 in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 December 2019

People gather near to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, prior to the fireworks of New Year’s Eve 2020 in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 December 2019

People gather near to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, prior to the fireworks of New Year's eve 2020 in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 December 2019

 People gather near to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, prior to the fireworks of New Year’s Eve 2020 in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 December 2019

Fireworks explode out of the Burj Khalifa as Dubai welcomes in the 2020 new year

Fireworks explode out of the Burj Khalifa as Dubai welcomes in the 2020 new year

People watch fireworks as part of the New Year celebrations in Rawalpindi on January 1, 2020

People watch fireworks as part of the New Year celebrations in Rawalpindi on January 1, 2020

People watch fireworks as part of the New Year celebrations in Rawalpindi on January 1, 2020

People watch fireworks as part of the New Year celebrations in Rawalpindi on January 1, 2020

People watch fireworks as part of the New Year celebrations in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

People watch fireworks as part of the New Year celebrations in Rawalpindi, Pakistan 

People watch fireworks as part of the New Year celebrations in Rawalpindi on January 1, 2020

People watch fireworks as part of the New Year celebrations in Rawalpindi on January 1, 2020

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Fireworks are seen over the Gateway of India monument on New Year’s Day in Mumbai, India, January 1, 2020

New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Mumbai's iconic Gateway of India on January 1, 2020

New Year’s Eve fireworks erupt over Mumbai’s iconic Gateway of India on January 1, 2020

People release balloons as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in a road in Ahmedabad, India, January 1, 2020

People release balloons as they celebrate the New Year’s countdown event in a road in Ahmedabad, India, January 1, 2020

People gather around a vendor blowing bubbles during celebrations to welcome the New Year in a road in Ahmedabad, India, December 31, 2019

People gather around a vendor blowing bubbles during celebrations to welcome the New Year in a road in Ahmedabad, India, December 31, 2019

People wearing masks blow horns during celebrations to welcome the New Year in a road in Ahmedabad, India, December 31, 2019

People wearing masks blow horns during celebrations to welcome the New Year in a road in Ahmedabad, India, December 31, 2019

Revelers get together to celebrate on New Year's eve in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019

Revelers get together to celebrate on New Year’s Eve in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019

A policeman jumps over a railing to manage a crowd of revelers who assembled to celebrate on New Year's eve in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019

A policeman jumps over a railing to manage a crowd of revelers who assembled to celebrate on New Year’s Eve in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 

Revelers get together to celebrate on New Year's eve in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019

Revelers get together to celebrate on New Year’s Eve in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019

Revelers get together to celebrate on New Year's eve in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019

Revelers get together to celebrate on New Year’s Eve in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019

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Sri Lankans watch fireworks during new year’s celebrations in Colombo, on January 1, 2020

Sri Lankans watch fireworks during new year's celebrations in Colombo, on January 1, 2020

Sri Lankans watch fireworks during new year’s celebrations in Colombo, on January 1, 2020

Sri Lankans watch fireworks during new year's celebrations in Colombo, on January 1, 2020

Sri Lankans watch fireworks during new year’s celebrations in Colombo, on January 1, 2020

Sri Lankans watch fireworks during new year's celebrations in Colombo, on January 1, 2020

Sri Lankans watch fireworks during new year’s celebrations in Colombo, on January 1, 2020

Nepalese people make a human flag of Nepal and light candles to welcome 2020 in Swayambhunath New Year Celebrations, Kathmandu, Nepal on 31 December, 2020

Nepalese people make a human flag of Nepal and light candles to welcome 2020 in Swayambhunath New Year Celebrations, Kathmandu, Nepal on 31 December, 2020

Fireworks explode after midnight over Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park as part of New Year celebrations in Bali, Indonesia

Fireworks explode after midnight over Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park as part of New Year celebrations in Bali, Indonesia

Fireworks explode after midnight over Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park part of New Year celebrations in Bali, Indonesia

Fireworks explode after midnight over Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park part of New Year celebrations in Bali, Indonesia

People wearing rain coats gather at Bundaran Hotel Indonesia roundabout as they attend New Year's Eve celebrations in Jakarta

People wearing rain coats gather at Bundaran Hotel Indonesia roundabout as they attend New Year’s Eve celebrations in Jakarta

A woman takes selfie pictures next to 2020 decoration during New Year's Eve celebrations in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 31

A woman takes selfie pictures next to 2020 decoration during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 31

A couple takes pictures as National Monument (Monas) is illuminated by video mapping during New Year's Eve celebrations in Jakarta

A couple takes pictures as National Monument (Monas) is illuminated by video mapping during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Jakarta

A woman uses a phone as National Monument (Monas) is illuminated by video mapping during New Year's Eve celebrations in Jakarta

A woman uses a phone as National Monument (Monas) is illuminated by video mapping during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Jakarta

Video – Hello 2020!  Bangkok brings in New Year with major fireworks display

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Revellers take a selfie while arriving for a New Year countdown party outside a shopping mall in downtown Bangkok on December 31

Revellers take a selfie while arriving for a New Year countdown party outside a shopping mall in downtown Bangkok on December 31

Revellers take a selfie while arriving for a New Year countdown party outside a shopping mall in downtown Bangkok on December 31

Revellers take a selfie while arriving for a New Year countdown party outside a shopping mall in downtown Bangkok on December 31

Fireworks explode for the 'Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020' at Icon Siam during the New Year's celebrations on January 1, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand

Fireworks explode for the ‘Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020’ at Icon Siam during the New Year’s celebrations on January 1, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand

Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during the New Year's celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand

Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during the New Year’s celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand

Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River in Bangkok in a dazzling display to ring in 2020

Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River in Bangkok in a dazzling display to ring in 2020 

Fireworks explode for the 'Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020' at Icon Siam during the New Year's celebrations on January 1, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand

Fireworks explode for the ‘Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020’ at Icon Siam during the New Year’s celebrations on January 1, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand

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New Year celebrations Around the World Welcome 2017

New Year celebrations Around the World Welcome 2017

 

Singapore celebrates the New Year

Large crowds gathered for the fireworks display at Auckland’s Sky Tower

 

Fireworks ring in the New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Buddhists light candles at Jogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea

North Koreans gathered at Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang

So-called “bearded men” parade through the streets of Slawatycze in Poland’s Lublin region as part of a local tradition

 

Fireworks lit up the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai

 Fireworks explode over the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia

London brings the New Year with fireworks along the Thames

Paris’s Arc de Triomphe was lit up with pictures

Fireworks explode over the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, Germany

As midnight struck in New York, Times Square was deluged with confetti

Fireworks light up the sky over Nairobi, Kenya

People watch a fireworks display from the water off Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Greece welcomes 2017 with a fireworks display over the Parthenon temple

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