IN PHOTOS: New Year 2017 around the world
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The world welcomes 2017 with fireworks and new beginnings.
Here are photos of New Year festivities across the globe.
Australia is one of the first countries to welcome the new year.
Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour lights up.
Japan releases white balloons.
Singapore's Marina Sands Bay treats tourists to a beautiful fireworks display.
In the Middle East, the Pyramids light up in Cairo, Egypt.
Abu Dhabi, UAE also welcomes the new year with stunning fireworks at the Burj Khalifa.
In London, colorful fireworks explode around Big Ben and the London Eye.
In France, people gather around Arc de Triomphe.
New York welcomed 2017 with the annual ball drop at Times Square.
The people of Brazil celebrated at the Copacabana beach.
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