In Pictures: New Year celebrations around the world

Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Arc de Triomphe during the New Year’s celebrations on the Champs Elysees in Paris, France January 1, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RC2N6E95NKGH
Japanese priestess prepare for New Year prayers at Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo on December 31, 2019. – Millions of Japanese people will visit shrines and temples across the country during the first three days of the new year to pray for the well-being of their families. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)
Fireworks explode over the Kremlin during New Year’s celebrations in Red Square with the Spasskaya Tower, left, in the background in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Russians began the world’s longest continuous New Year’s Eve with fireworks and a message from President Vladimir Putin urging them to work together in the coming year. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 31: Revelers at Times Square during the New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31, 2019 in New York City. People began celebrating New Year’s Eve at Times Square in 1904, in 1907 the New Year’s Eve Ball made its first descent from the flagpole at One Times Square. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images/AFP
A man watches fireworks exploding over Copacabana Beach during the New Year’s celebrations, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
People attend a new year celebration event in Lagos, Nigeria December 31, 2019. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja – RC2R6E9TP6NF
A masked demonstrator reacts while ringing in the new year at Plaza Italia during a protest against Chile’s government in Santiago, Chile January 1, 2020. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza – RC2S6E9Q9F99

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