In pictures: New year celebrations around the world

LONDON

The London Thames firework display
The London Thames firework display Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
A thermal photo of the fireworks over the Thames captured by the Metropolitan Police helicopter crew
A thermal photo of the fireworks over the Thames captured by the Metropolitan Police helicopter crew Credit: Twitter/@MPSinthesky
Big Ben is seen through the fireworks in London
Big Ben is seen through the fireworks in London Credit: REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Watch: London rings in the New Year to Big Ben's bongs

NEW YORK

New York's Times Square awash with confetti as 2014 rings in
New York's Times Square awash with confetti as 2014 rings in Credit: Reuters/Gary Hershorn
A reveller makes angels in confetti on the ground during New Year's Eve celebrations at Times Square in New York
A reveller makes angels in confetti on the ground during New Year's Eve celebrations at Times Square in New York Credit: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
The ball that will drop at midnight is pictured ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York
The ball that will drop at midnight is pictured ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York Credit: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Watch: New Yorkers watch the ball drop on 2014

PYONGYANG

Revellers in North Korea watch the fireworks display
Revellers in North Korea watch the fireworks display Credit: REUTERS/KCNA

MALAGA

Revellers pose in the Spanish town of Malaga
Revellers pose in the Spanish town of Malaga Credit: REUTERS/Jon Nazca

ATHENS

Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis hill in Athens
Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis hill in Athens Credit: REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

EDINBURGH

Fireworks over Calton Hill, Edinburgh to celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Fireworks over Calton Hill, Edinburgh to celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

MOSCOW

Fireworks explode in the sky during New Year celebrations in Moscow's Red Square
Fireworks explode in the sky during New Year celebrations in Moscow's Red Square Credit: REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

DUBLIN

Fire-breathers, stilt walkers, dancers and other street entertainers are leading the People's Procession of Light in Dublin
Fire-breathers, stilt walkers, dancers and other street entertainers are leading the People's Procession of Light in Dublin Credit: PA Wire

Watch: NASA astronauts send New Year greetings from the ISS

HONG KONG

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong
Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong Credit: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

MOLDOVA

Dancers from Romania's northeastern region of Moldova perform the "bear" dance, a ritual for good luck in the New Year
Dancers from Romania's northeastern region of Moldova perform the "bear" dance, a ritual for good luck in the New Year Credit: Reuters

DUBAI

Fireworks explode in the sky over Dubai
Fireworks explode in the sky over Dubai Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Omar

Watch: Dubai chases world record with New Year fireworks