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New Year Celebrations Around the World

Much of the globe celebrated the beginning of 2017 with fireworks, parties and other festivities, though many were somber in reflecting on the politics and popular culture of the past tumultuous year.
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Fireworks display is seen over the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge as part of New Year's Eve celebrations, Jan. 1, 2017, in San Francisco.
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Fireworks display is seen over the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge as part of New Year's Eve celebrations, Jan. 1, 2017, in San Francisco.

Fireworks and confetti mark the new year in Times Square in New York, U.S. Jan. 1, 2017.
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Fireworks and confetti mark the new year in Times Square in New York, U.S. Jan. 1, 2017.

A reveler sings along to a musical act during the New Year's Eve celebration at Times Square, Dec. 31, 2016, in New York.
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A reveler sings along to a musical act during the New Year's Eve celebration at Times Square, Dec. 31, 2016, in New York.

A woman offers flowers to Yemanja, goddess of the sea, for good luck in the coming year during New Year's Eve festivities on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dec. 31, 2016.
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A woman offers flowers to Yemanja, goddess of the sea, for good luck in the coming year during New Year's Eve festivities on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dec. 31, 2016.

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