Japan has celebrated New Year, with thousands crowding the Tokyo streets to welcome 2017.
Balloons were released into the sky as the crowds celebrated.
Mariah Carey appeared to hold back tears after a lip sync failure at her New Year's performance in Times Square.
Here are some of the best pictures of the celebrations from across the globe as 2017 begins.
In France over 96,000 officers will be on duty while in London security measures include armed police on the Tube and concrete barriers.