The sky was captivated by the variegated colours as soon as the clock struck 12. Not just a nation or two, the entire planet welcomed 2016 with same enthusiasm.

Here, we bring you some pictures of the New Year celebrations from across the globe.

Sydney - Australia


Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as Australia's largest city ushers.

London


Fireworks explode around the London Eye during the New Year celebrations in Central London just after midnight.

Paris


Art work is projected on Arc de Triomphe during a sound and light show part of New Year's celebrations on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris.

New York


Revellers celebrate after the ball drop during New Year's eve celebrations at Times Square in New York.

London


Fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, known as Big Ben, as the New Years Day celebrations begin in London.

Dubai


Fireworks burst over the Atlantis Hotel (R) at the man-made Palm Island in Dubai at midnight. A spectacular fireworks display lit up the sky above Dubai, centred on the iconic Burj Khalifa tower.

Germany


In this photo taken with long exposure, fireworks explode near the medieval Mariendom or St. Mary's Cathedral shortly after midnight during the New Year celebrations in Erfurt, Central Germany.

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