New year celebrations 2013: in pictures

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UK: fireworks explode across the London skyline

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UK: fireworks fill the sky around the London Eye

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Ireland: celebrations in the centre of Dublin

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France: revellers celebrate in the centre of Paris

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Germany: fireworks explode over the Brandenburger Tor gate in Berlin

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Germany: people attend celebrations at the Brandenburger Tor gate in Berlin

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Austria: fireworks explode beside Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel

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Russia: people celebrate in Red Square in Moscow

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Russia: soldiers stand in line in Red Square in Moscow

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Taiwan: fireworks explode from Taipei's tallest skyscraper

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Malaysia: fireworks explode near the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur

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Burma: punks dance in Yangon as they hold their homemade celebrations

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Melbourne: crowds watch the New Year's Eve fireworks

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India: visitors look at a sand sculpture by Sudarshan Pattnaik on the beach in Puri

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China: a couple wearing 2013-style glasses pose for a photograph in Beijing

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Singapore: fireworks over the Marina Bay

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The US: revellers gather in Time Square before celebrating the new year

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India: a student in Ahmedabad holds a vigil for the gang rape victim killed in New Delhi

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Japan: people release balloons as the Tokyo Tower is illuminated

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US: New York mayor Michael Bloomberg dances with the Rockettes

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US: ticker tape in Times Square

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The US: traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange wear 2013 glasses

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Sydney: fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Sydney: the bay is illuminated by hundreds of fireworks