IN PHOTOS: The world welcomes 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The world bid goodbye to 2019 and welcomed 2020 with grand fireworks displays in various parts of the world. (READ: The beat goes on: Fireworks, smoke and tear gas start new decade)

From Manila to Athens, here's how the world welcome the new decade.

Manila, Philippines

LUNETA. Thousands of visitors spend New Year celebration at Rizal Park in Manila on January 1, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

LUNETA. Thousands of visitors spend New Year celebration at Rizal Park in Manila on January 1, 2020.

Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Sydney, Australia

SYDNEY. New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House (L) during the fireworks show on January 1, 2020. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

SYDNEY. New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House (L) during the fireworks show on January 1, 2020.

Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

London, England

THE EYE. Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2020.  Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

THE EYE. Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2020.

Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

New York, USA

BALL DROP. Revelers at Times Square during the New Year's celebration on January 1, 2020 in New York City.

BALL DROP. Revelers at Times Square during the New Year's celebration on January 1, 2020 in New York City.

Paris, France

CITY OF LOVE. A couple kiss in front of the Eiffel tower during the New Year's celebrations in Paris, on January 1, 2020. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

CITY OF LOVE. A couple kiss in front of the Eiffel tower during the New Year's celebrations in Paris, on January 1, 2020.

Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Tokyo, Japan

SHIBUYA. People celebrate the arrival of the New Year at Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo early on January 1, 2020. Photo by STR / JIJI PRESS / AFP

SHIBUYA. People celebrate the arrival of the New Year at Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo early on January 1, 2020.

Photo by STR / JIJI PRESS / AFP

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

DUBAI. New Year's fireworks celebrations are seen above the Dubai skyline with the Burj Al Arab (R) and Burj Khalifa(L), the world's tallest building, on December 31, 2019. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

DUBAI. New Year's fireworks celebrations are seen above the Dubai skyline with the Burj Al Arab (R) and Burj Khalifa(L), the world's tallest building, on December 31, 2019.

Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Athens, Greece

PARTHENON. 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. Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

PARTHENON. 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.

Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

FIREWORKS. A woman takes pictures while celebrating with the traditional New Year's fireworks at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 31, 2019. Photo by Daniel Ramalho/AFP

FIREWORKS. A woman takes pictures while celebrating with the traditional New Year's fireworks at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 31, 2019.

Photo by Daniel Ramalho/AFP

Moscow, Russia

KREMLIN. Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Moscow during New Year celebrations, on January 1, 2020. Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

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

Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

 

Mumbai, India 

MUMBAI. New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Mumbai's iconic Gateway of India on January 1, 2020. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

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

Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

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