Joey and Claudia Flores of California kiss as confetti falls during New Year's celebrations in New York's Times Square.
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New Year's celebrations around the world

Updated 1727 GMT (0127 HKT) January 2, 2019

Joey and Claudia Flores of California kiss as confetti falls during New Year's celebrations in New York's Times Square.
Adam Hunger/AP

Revelers ring in 2019 with celebrations spanning the globe.

From Sydney's Opera House to New York's Times Square and beyond, fireworks illuminate the night sky in parties festooned with confetti and sparklers.

Correction: This story has been updated to clarify that Simferopol is a city on the Crimean peninsula, a region that has been disputed since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in 2014.