New Year around the world

Posted : 2020-01-01 10:45 Updated : 2020-01-03 09:33
A woman celebrates as she watches the traditional New Year's fireworks at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 31, 2019. AFP

The New Year video display on the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, 01 January 2020. EPA

Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the New Year on January 1, 2020. AFP

In this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, Joey Flores, of California, uses his cellphone as confetti falls during a New Year's celebration in New York's Times Square. New York City's counterterrorism czar expects Times Square to be "the safest place on the planet Earth" on New Year's Eve. AP

Children spin burning steelwools to sprinkle fire sparks as they celebrate the new year on a street of Kibera slum in Nairobi, on January 1, 2020. AFP

A Filipino poses for a selfie beside exploding firecrackers as they celebrate the coming of the New Year early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. Filipinos welcome the New Year with noise and firecrackers in the belief that this will drive away bad spirits and bring in good luck. AP

Protesters react as police fire tear gas during a demonstration in Hong Kong, early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a New Year's address Tuesday has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law, and have spread to include other grievances and demands for more democracy. AP

Protesters take part in a human chain rally at the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong on December 31, 2019. - Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong held hands and formed human chains across the city on Tuesday, as they carried their months-long movement and its demands into 2020 with midnight countdown rallies and a massive march planned for New Year's Day. AFP

Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a televised New Year address on a television screen in a restaurant in Beijing on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. In the New Year's address Tuesday evening, Xi called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests. AP

People pose for photos to celebrate upcoming New Year in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. AP

People attend New Year celebrations in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. AP

Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. AP

People offer their new year's prayers at the Meiji Jingu Shinto shrine as they celebrate the arrival of the year 2020, Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020, in Tokyo. AP

Pakistan family celebrate the new year in downtown of Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. AP

Students cheer as they release balloons during celebrations to welcome the New Year at a school in Ahmedabad, India, December 31, 2019. Reuters

Members of the indigenous Gurung community wearing traditional attire perform as they take part in a New Year celebration ceremony known as 'Tamu Lhosar' in Kathmandu on December 31, 2019. AFP

Members of Carnaval del Pueblo, a group of performers from Latin and South America, gesture during a preview of their London New Year's Day Parade show, at the Covent Garden Piazza in London, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. AP

A woman carries flower as an offering to Yemanja, a deity from the African Yoruba religion, during a ceremony in honor of the goddess of the sea, which is part of New Year celebrations on Praia Vermelha beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. AP

A vendor walks by as a woman throws flowers into the water to Iemanja, the Goddess of the Sea of the Afro-Brazilian religion Umbanda, ahead for the New Year celebration at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 31, 2019. - A traditional fireworks display will be held in Rio to welcome the new year. AFP

A medium of the Umbanda, one of the most recognized Afro-Brazilian religions, takes part in a ritual on the new year's eve incorporated in the spirit of 'Mariazinha da Praia' and disguised as a mermaid on the beach of Urca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 31 December 2019. EPA

A person jumps in the water in Ipanema beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 30 December 2019.Thousands of people were trying to get space on Monday at the iconic beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, crowded with people just one day from the traditional Reveillon, as the New Year's party in Brazil is known, one of the most touristic events in Rio de Janeiro. EPA