New Year's Eve around the world


Nations around the world ring in 2013 with massive fireworks displays.





Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis Hill during the New Year's celebrations in Athens, on Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)


A woman celebrates the New Year as she watches fireworks exploding above Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro January 1, 2013. More than two million people gathered along Rio's most famous beach to witness the 20-minute display and celebrate the beginning of a new year. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)


Fireworks explode above Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro January 1, 2013. More than two million people gathered along Rio's most famous beach to witness the 20-minute display and celebrate the beginning of a new year. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares(BRAZIL - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)


Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius shortly after midnight, greeting the New Year, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)


Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)


Fireworks explode during New Year celebrations over the Brandenburger Tor gate in Berlin January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz


Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon during New Year celebrations in Athens January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis


Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year celebrations in central London January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth


Fireworks explode across a London skyline near the London Eye during New Year celebrations in London January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)


Fireworks explode across a London skyline near the London Eye during New Year celebrations in London January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)


Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year celebrations in central London January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: TRAVEL SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)


Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year celebrations in central London January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: TRAVEL SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)


Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: TRAVEL ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)


Fireworks explode over the Funchal city bay during New Year celebrations in Madeira island January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Duarte Sa


Fireworks explode over the Funchal city bay during New Year celebrations in Madeira island January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Duarte Sa (PORTUGAL - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)


Fireworks explode beside Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad) at Prater park during New Year celebrations, January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (AUSTRIA - Tags: SOCIETY)


Fireworks explode over the spires of Familienkirche church and Vienna skyline during New Year celebrations in Vienna January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader (AUSTRIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CITYSCAPE SOCIETY)


esidents watch as fireworks explode over the Stone Bridge during New Year celebrations in Skopje January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski (MACEDONIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY


Revellers write the number 2013 using sparklers during the Hogmanay (New Year) street party celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland December 31, 2012. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)


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. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)


Fireworks explode over St. Basil Cathedral at Red Square during New Year's Day celebrations in Moscow January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky (RUSSIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)


North Koreans watch fireworks to greet new year in Pyongyang early January 1, 2013 in this picture released by the North's official KCNA news agency. REUTERS/KCNA (NORTH KOREA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS


People use their handphones to take pictures of fireworks exploding over Hotel Indonesia's fountain during New Year celebrations in Jakarta January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Supri (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)


Fireworks explode from Taiwan's tallest skyscraper, the Taipei 101 during New Year celebrations in Taipei January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY)


Fireworks explode from Taiwan's tallest skyscraper, the Taipei 101 during New Year celebrations in Taipei January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang


Fireworks explode near the Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Syamsul Bahri Muhammad


Fireworks light the sky over Victoria Harbour during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu


Fireworks light the sky over Victoria Harbour during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu


People release balloons as the Tokyo Tower is illuminated to celebrate the New Year at a countdown event in Tokyo January 1, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon


Fireworks explode over and around the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations January 1, 2013. More than 1.5 million people were expected to line the foreshores of the harbour to watch the annual new year fireworks show. REUTERS/David Gray


Fireworks explode in the sky above Sydney Harbour during the pre New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)


Fireworks explode behind the Opera House during the New Year celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)


Fireworks explode on the rooftops of buildings in the city during a show prior to the new year celebrations in Sydney December 31, 2012. More than 1.5 million people were expected to line the foreshores of the harbour to watch the annual fireworks show. REUTERS/David Gray


Fireworks explode in the sky above Sydney Harbour during the New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)


People watch fireworks under The Sydney Harbour Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on December 31, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)


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. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


Fireworks explode over and around the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations January 1, 2013. More than 1.5 million people were expected to line the foreshores of the harbour to watch the annual new year fireworks show. REUTERS/David Gray


Fireworks explode in the sky above Sydney Harbour during the pre New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)


Fireworks light up the sky during the nine o'clock show during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on December 31, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


Fireworks light up the sky above the Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on December 31, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)




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