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Ringing in 2019

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia. AAP/Brendan Esposito/via REUTERS

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia. AAP/Brendan Esposito/via REUTERS

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia. AAP/Brendan Esposito/via REUTERS
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Revelers celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square in New York. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Revelers celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square in New York. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Revelers celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square in New York. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Fireworks go off in Times Square to celebrate the New Year in New York. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

Fireworks go off in Times Square to celebrate the New Year in New York. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

Fireworks go off in Times Square to celebrate the New Year in New York. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz
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The numbers "2019" are written in the air with a sparkler near a tourist camp outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

The numbers "2019" are written in the air with a sparkler near a tourist camp outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

The numbers "2019" are written in the air with a sparkler near a tourist camp outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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People take part in New Year celebrations at the Waterway in Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

People take part in New Year celebrations at the Waterway in Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

People take part in New Year celebrations at the Waterway in Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Fireworks light up the sky around the London Eye wheel to welcome the New Year in London, Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Fireworks light up the sky around the London Eye wheel to welcome the New Year in London, Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Fireworks light up the sky around the London Eye wheel to welcome the New Year in London, Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong, China. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong, China. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong, China. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A man wears glasses shaped as the year 2019 as he attends a new year countdown event at Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man wears glasses shaped as the year 2019 as he attends a new year countdown event at Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man wears glasses shaped as the year 2019 as he attends a new year countdown event at Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Fireworks explode near Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Fireworks explode near Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Fireworks explode near Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
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Fireworks explode during the New Year's celebrations at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Fireworks explode during the New Year's celebrations at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Fireworks explode during the New Year's celebrations at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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Tourists and locals watch fireworks as they attend the New Year's countdown party in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Tourists and locals watch fireworks as they attend the New Year's countdown party in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Tourists and locals watch fireworks as they attend the New Year's countdown party in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Fireworks explode over the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

Fireworks explode over the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

Fireworks explode over the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt
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People use their phones to take photos of the Burj Khalifa as it is lit up during New Year celebrations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammed

People use their phones to take photos of the Burj Khalifa as it is lit up during New Year celebrations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammed

People use their phones to take photos of the Burj Khalifa as it is lit up during New Year celebrations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammed
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Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year's day celebrations in Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year's day celebrations in Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year's day celebrations in Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
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Revellers enjoy during New Year celebrations in Moscow's Red Square, Russia. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Revellers enjoy during New Year celebrations in Moscow's Red Square, Russia. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Revellers enjoy during New Year celebrations in Moscow's Red Square, Russia. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong, China. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong, China. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong, China. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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People attend a ceremony to celebrate the new year in Seoul, South Korea. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

People attend a ceremony to celebrate the new year in Seoul, South Korea. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

People attend a ceremony to celebrate the new year in Seoul, South Korea. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during the New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during the New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Fireworks explode over Chao Phraya River during the New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Revelers celebrate at a New Year's Eve party in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Revelers celebrate at a New Year's Eve party in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Revelers celebrate at a New Year's Eve party in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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A fireworks display lights up the skyline during New Year celebrations, one year after defeat of Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

A fireworks display lights up the skyline during New Year celebrations, one year after defeat of Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

A fireworks display lights up the skyline during New Year celebrations, one year after defeat of Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily
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Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay ahead of the New Year celebrations in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay ahead of the New Year celebrations in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay ahead of the New Year celebrations in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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Fireworks explode around National Monument during New Year's Eve celebration in Jakarta, Indonesia. Antara Foto/Akbar Nugroho Gumay/ via REUTERS

Fireworks explode around National Monument during New Year's Eve celebration in Jakarta, Indonesia. Antara Foto/Akbar Nugroho Gumay/ via REUTERS

Fireworks explode around National Monument during New Year's Eve celebration in Jakarta, Indonesia. Antara Foto/Akbar Nugroho Gumay/ via REUTERS
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People release balloons as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in a road in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People release balloons as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in a road in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People release balloons as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in a road in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay ahead of the New Year celebrations in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay ahead of the New Year celebrations in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay ahead of the New Year celebrations in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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Workers carry slaughtered pigs to be roasted for New Year celebrations in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Workers carry slaughtered pigs to be roasted for New Year celebrations in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Workers carry slaughtered pigs to be roasted for New Year celebrations in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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People watch as the Burj Khalifa is lit up during the new year celebrations in Dubai, UAE. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

People watch as the Burj Khalifa is lit up during the new year celebrations in Dubai, UAE. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

People watch as the Burj Khalifa is lit up during the new year celebrations in Dubai, UAE. REUTERS/Satish Kumar
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Nia Franklin, Miss America, rides in the Military Bowl parade down Main Street in Annapolis in Maryland. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

Nia Franklin, Miss America, rides in the Military Bowl parade down Main Street in Annapolis in Maryland. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

Nia Franklin, Miss America, rides in the Military Bowl parade down Main Street in Annapolis in Maryland. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert
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Thais pray to celebrate the New Year 2019 at the Golden Mountain temple or Wat Saket in Bangkok, Thailand. Strings attached are ceremonial threads given by Buddhist monks. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thais pray to celebrate the New Year 2019 at the Golden Mountain temple or Wat Saket in Bangkok, Thailand. Strings attached are ceremonial threads given by Buddhist monks. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thais pray to celebrate the New Year 2019 at the Golden Mountain temple or Wat Saket in Bangkok, Thailand. Strings attached are ceremonial threads given by Buddhist monks. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay ahead of the New Year's Eve festivities in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay ahead of the New Year's Eve festivities in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay ahead of the New Year's Eve festivities in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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Believers of Afro-Brazilian religions pay tribute to Yemanja, goddess of the sea, during a traditional celebration ahead of New Year's eve on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Believers of Afro-Brazilian religions pay tribute to Yemanja, goddess of the sea, during a traditional celebration ahead of New Year's eve on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Believers of Afro-Brazilian religions pay tribute to Yemanja, goddess of the sea, during a traditional celebration ahead of New Year's eve on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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An artist performs at a shopping center during the New Year festival in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

An artist performs at a shopping center during the New Year festival in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

An artist performs at a shopping center during the New Year festival in Bangkok, Thailand. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Members of PyroCeltica pose in front of Edinburgh Castle in advance of Edinburgh's Hogmanay torchlit procession down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Members of PyroCeltica pose in front of Edinburgh Castle in advance of Edinburgh's Hogmanay torchlit procession down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Members of PyroCeltica pose in front of Edinburgh Castle in advance of Edinburgh's Hogmanay torchlit procession down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
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A man dressed as Ded Moroz, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, helps a member of the Cryophile amateur winter swimmers' club, who walks into the icy waters of the Yenisei River during an event marking the New Year and Christmas season, with the air temperature at about minus 26 degrees Celsius (minus 14.8 degrees Fahrenheit), in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

A man dressed as Ded Moroz, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, helps a member of the Cryophile amateur winter swimmers' club, who walks into the icy waters of the Yenisei River during an event marking the New Year and Christmas season, with the...more

A man dressed as Ded Moroz, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, helps a member of the Cryophile amateur winter swimmers' club, who walks into the icy waters of the Yenisei River during an event marking the New Year and Christmas season, with the air temperature at about minus 26 degrees Celsius (minus 14.8 degrees Fahrenheit), in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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Shinto priests walk to attend a ritual to usher in the upcoming New Year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Shinto priests walk to attend a ritual to usher in the upcoming New Year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Shinto priests walk to attend a ritual to usher in the upcoming New Year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A woman holds a traditional fox mask to have her photo taken at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A woman holds a traditional fox mask to have her photo taken at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A woman holds a traditional fox mask to have her photo taken at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A man applies color to a haircut with the number "2019" at a barbershop in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man applies color to a haircut with the number "2019" at a barbershop in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man applies color to a haircut with the number "2019" at a barbershop in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A woman puts the finishing touches to a puppet depicting U.S. President Donald Trump ready to be burned at midnight on December 31. as a way of saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming the new in Managua, Nicaragua.REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A woman puts the finishing touches to a puppet depicting U.S. President Donald Trump ready to be burned at midnight on December 31. as a way of saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming the new in Managua, Nicaragua.REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

A woman puts the finishing touches to a puppet depicting U.S. President Donald Trump ready to be burned at midnight on December 31. as a way of saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming the new in Managua, Nicaragua.REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas
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Schoolchildren hold balloons as they pose during celebrations to welcome the New Year at their school in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Schoolchildren hold balloons as they pose during celebrations to welcome the New Year at their school in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Schoolchildren hold balloons as they pose during celebrations to welcome the New Year at their school in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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People participate in the annual New Year's dip in the harbor of Copenhagen, Denmark. Bax Lindhardt/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

People participate in the annual New Year's dip in the harbor of Copenhagen, Denmark. Bax Lindhardt/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

People participate in the annual New Year's dip in the harbor of Copenhagen, Denmark. Bax Lindhardt/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS
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People take selfies during the last sunset of 2018 in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

People take selfies during the last sunset of 2018 in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

People take selfies during the last sunset of 2018 in Karachi, Pakistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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