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Revellers ring in 2020

The world rang in the New Year on January 1, 2020, with spectacular firework displays.

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The world rang in the New Year on January 1, 2020, with spectacular firework displays from Sydney to Tokyo, though celebrations in Australia were overshadowed by deadly wildfires and the festive mood in Hong Kong and India was dampened by protests.

People enjoy New Year fireworks at Bandra reclamation. Photo: Aadesh Choudhari
A woman smiles during New Year celebrations in Manila on January 1, 2020.
A woman smiles during New Year celebrations in Manila on January 1, 2020. Photo: AFP
New beginning : People welcoming the New Year 2020 at Kamarajar salai, Marina in Chennai on January 1, 2020.
New beginning : People welcoming the New Year 2020 at Kamarajar salai, Marina in Chennai on January 1, 2020. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
People enjoy magnificent fireworks at Gateway of India to celebrate the New Year 2020, on January 1, 2020.
People enjoy magnificent fireworks at Gateway of India to celebrate the New Year 2020, on January 1, 2020. Photo: Prashant Nakwe
Youth enjoy on the eve of the New Year celebration-2020 in Hyderabad.
Youth enjoy on the eve of the New Year celebration-2020 in Hyderabad. Photo: Nagara Gopal
People welcome New Year 2020 by dancing and enjoying at a New Year bash, organised by Tamil Nadu Tourism and Development Corporation, in Madurai on December 31, 2019 night.
People welcome New Year 2020 by dancing and enjoying at a New Year bash, organised by Tamil Nadu Tourism and Development Corporation, in Madurai on December 31, 2019 night. Photo: R. Ashok
Young hockey players take a photo with mascots of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Bing Dwen Dwen and Shuey Rhon Rhon during a New Year's Eve event at Shougang Park in Beijing, China. China prepares a countdown event to welcome the new year 2020.
Young hockey players take a photo with mascots of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Bing Dwen Dwen and Shuey Rhon Rhon during a New Year's Eve event at Shougang Park in Beijing, China. China prepares a countdown event to welcome the new year 2020. Photo: Lintao Zhang
“Daruma” or tumbling dolls as ‘good luck’ charm for passing college entrance examination are sold to worshippers of New Year prayers outside of the Yushima Tenjin Shrine in Tokyo on January 1, 2020. Japan celebrated the start of 2020, the Year of the Rat in the Asian zodiac. Photo: AP
Fireworks explode near Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on January 1, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is illuminated with Olympic colours on the New Year day in Tokyo on January 1, 2020. Picture taken with a fish-eye lens. Photo: Reuters
Combo picture shows youngsters welcoming the New Year in different parts of the country. Photo: PTI
A woman poses for photos to celebrate the upcoming New Year in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: AP
A South Korean man celebrates the New Yea5r at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul. Photo: Chung Sung-Jun
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House during the New Year celebrations in Sydney. Photo: James Gourley
Fireworks from the SkyTower during Auckland’s New Year celebrations. Photo: Dave Rowland
People celebrate the new year during an event at Shougang Industrial Park, one of the venues for the Beijing 2022 Olympics, in Beijing on January 1, 2020. Photo: Reuters
A countdown clock formed by drones hover over Marina Bay during the New Year celebrations in Singapore. Photo: Reuters
People watch a water show at National Monument (Monas) complex during New Year celebrations in Jakarta, Indonesia.
People watch a water show at National Monument (Monas) complex during New Year celebrations in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Reuters
People gather during the You Make Shibuya Countdown 2019-2020 event at Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan. The countdown event was held at the world's busiest crossing to celebrate the new year.
People gather during the You Make Shibuya Countdown 2019-2020 event at Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan. The countdown event was held at the world's busiest crossing to celebrate the new year. Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi
Fireworks erupt in the sky over people during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur on January 1, 2020.
Fireworks erupt in the sky over people during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur on January 1, 2020. Photo: AFP

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