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New Years Around the World

IN PICTURES: TeleSUR wishes you a feliz año nuevo, or happy new year! How are people celebrating the arrival of 2018 around the globe?
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A "monigote" puppet awaits its fate to be burned on New Years eve. In Nicaragua, and many Latin American countries, the monigotes are burned on the 31st of December to cast away negative things going into the new year.
A "monigote" puppet awaits its fate to be burned on New Years eve. In Nicaragua, and many Latin American countries, the monigotes are burned on the 31st of December to cast away negative things going into the new year. Photo:Reuters
Up Helly Aa vikings from the Shetland Islands hold lit torches during the annual torchlight procession to mark the start of Hogmanay (New Year) celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland .
Up Helly Aa vikings from the Shetland Islands hold lit torches during the annual torchlight procession to mark the start of Hogmanay (New Year) celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland . Photo:Reuters
A procession of "foxes" for the New Year in Japan.
A procession of "foxes" for the New Year in Japan. Photo:Reuters
On New Years in Indonesia, a mass wedding is held, with hundreds of couples participating.
On New Years in Indonesia, a mass wedding is held, with hundreds of couples participating. Photo:Reuters
In spite of rain, people in Singapore came out for the fireworks.
In spite of rain, people in Singapore came out for the fireworks. Photo:Reuters
Pope Francis gave a traditional New Years eve mass at the Vatican.
Pope Francis gave a traditional New Years eve mass at the Vatican. Photo:Reuters
A Beijing Opera performer prepares for a countdown event celebrating the new year in Beijing, China.
A Beijing Opera performer prepares for a countdown event celebrating the new year in Beijing, China. Photo:Reuters
Performers dance during a countdown event celebrating the new year at Yongdingmen Gate in Beijing, China.
Performers dance during a countdown event celebrating the new year at Yongdingmen Gate in Beijing, China. Photo:Reuters
Father Farah leads the New Year
Father Farah leads the New Year's Eve mass at Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Cairo, Egypt. Photo:Reuters
Partiers celebrate the year in Mumbai, India.
Partiers celebrate the year in Mumbai, India. Photo:Reuters
A man is checked and searched by the New York Police Department while attending festivities at Times Square, New York City, United States.
A man is checked and searched by the New York Police Department while attending festivities at Times Square, New York City, United States. Photo:Reuters
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