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Fireworks illuminate Burj Khalifa at midnight in Dubai on January 1, 2013
Fireworks illuminate Burj Khalifa while thousands of people gather to celebrate the New Year at midnight in Dubai on January 1, 2013

World welcomes New Year 2013

January 1, 2013

A wave of dazzling firework displays and festivities from Dubai to Sydney say goodbye to 2012 and welcome the new year.