World welcomes 2019

Posted : 2019-01-02 12:50 Updated : 2019-01-02 15:18
A man watches the fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach during the New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. AP

A woman holds a sparkler during New Year celebrations in the Kibera slum in Nairobi on January 1, 2019. AFP

A handout photo made available by Riotur of fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach in front of Cristo Redentor monument during New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 01 January 2019. EPA

A woman holds a flying lantern during New Year's Eve celebrations on Ao Nang Beach in Krabi, Thailand, 31 December 2018. EPA

Buddhist light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. AP

A free range, grass-fed pig roams the Songjo Farm in Cheongyang, South Chungcheong Province, in early Monday morning. 2019 is the Year of the Golden Pig. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul

A view of the last sunset for the year 2018 on New Year's Eve, in Karachi, Pakistan, 31 December 2018. EPA

A Palestinian horseman rides on the beach at sunset a few hours prior to the new year's celebrations, west of in Gaza city on December 31, 2018. AFP

Fireworks illuminate the sky around Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, during New Year's 2019 celebrations in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 January 2019. EPA

Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of year 2019 in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. AP

Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate shortly after midnight in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. AP

Revelers celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., December 31, 2018. Reuters

Joey and Claudia Flores, of California, kiss as confetti falls during a celebration of the new year in New York's Times Square, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. AP

Confetti drops over the crowd as the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's celebration in Times Square as seen from the Marriott Marquis in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. AP

Revellers watch as a fireworks display marks the arrival of the new year following a countdown event on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on January 1, 2019. AFP

People attend New Year celebrations in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. AP

South Korean people gather to watch sunrise on the first day of the New Year at Jeongdongjin beach in Gangneung, Gangwon, South Korea, 01 January 2019. EPA