People in Ecuador have burned puppets as part of their traditional new year. celebrations
The tradition symbolizes the end of the old and bad and the starting of the good and new.
Some jump the flames 12 times to represent a wish for each month.
People from all over the world line the streets to see the annual New Year's Day parade in London which this year was celebrating transport.
Hundreds of swimmers took part in New Year's Day dips in various chilly locations across the country.
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