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Indian youths make an installation to welcome the new year at the banks of the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati on December 31, 2012. Sydney will kick off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013, from Dubai to Moscow and London, with long-isolated Yangon joining the global pyrotechnics for the first time. AFP PHOTO/BIJU BORO

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.