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New Year celebrations: The world welcomes 2015

Revellers around the world have welcomed 2015 with a bang as fireworks spectaculars brought in the New Year.

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Glittering ball drops in New York to usher in 2015

Confetti drops in Times Square Credit: APTN

Around a million revellers gathered in Times Square in New York as the city welcomed in 2015.

There were cheers and kisses in the crowd after a glittering ball descended from high above and a ton of confetti rained down into the square.

A million people packed into Times Square Credit: APTN

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