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New Year celebrations around the world

Revellers around the world have been celebrating the beginning of 2014.

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Unusual New Year preparations from around the world

A Shinto priest takes part in a ritual to bid farewell to 2013 and prepare for the arrival of the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. Credit: Reuters
A snake is passed over an image of Kim Jong Un as shamans perform a ritual to offer predictions for the new year in Lima. Credit: Reuters
"Wishing spheres" in the Marina Bay in Singapore. Credit: Reuters
Dancers from Romania's northeastern region of Moldova perform the "bear" dance, a ritual for good luck in the New Year. Credit: Reuters

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