Fireworks, concerts and festivities unfolded around the globe to ring in the New Year. New York’s Time Square was packed for the traditional ball drop following lavish fireworks displays in Sydney, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Dubai, home of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. In Myanmar, 90,000 people gathered for the country’s first New Year countdown in decades. New Delhi, India canceled festivities after the death of a gang-rape victim. Revelers worldwide look to 2013 with hope after a year of economic turmoil, violence and natural disasters.
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