IN PHOTOS: How people around the world welcomed 2019

January 1, 2019 - 2:41 PM
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Fireworks explode during the New Year's celebrations at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

People across the world counted down the end of 2018 and ushered in a New Year on midnight of January 1, 2019.

Across several continents and time zones, people partied through to 2019 with music, confetti, and fireworks.

Here’s a look at some of the New Year’s celebrations around the world:

Revelers celebrate the New Year in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
A boy throws a coin as he offers prayers on the first day of the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
People gather at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate the new year in this January 1, 2019 photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA/via REUTERS.
Fireworks explode during the New Year’s celebrations at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Fireworks explode during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the new year in the coastal city of Vina del Mar, Chile January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
People watch as fireworks explode over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Raquel Cunha
Filipinos watch the fireworks display at Rizal Park, Manila to usher in the New Year. STAR/Miguel de Guzman.