New Year’s Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023 – By Jasmine Andersson & Chris Giles

New Year’s Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023 – By Jasmine Andersson & Chris Giles

Source : bbc

The world has welcomed in 2023 with firework displays, concerts and parties.

The Pacific nation of Kiribati was the first to see in the new year, while the US state of Hawaii was among the last to mark the beginning of 2023.

Here are some of the best images from celebrations across the globe.

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

Confetti flies around the countdown clock in Times Square as New York welcomes 2023

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

A person wears 2023 glasses during the Times Square celebrations

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

London’s fireworks display was watched by a crowd of 100,000 from the banks of the River Thames

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

In Paris, a light and fireworks show was displayed on the Arc de Triomphe as revellers gathered on the Champs-Elysees

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

Hundreds of people gathered for the traditional New Year’s Eve chimes to welcome in 2023, in Madrid, Spain

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

A woman eats grapes in Madrid, which is also a new year tradition in Spain

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

Residents of Warsaw and tourists welcome in the new year at Zamkowy Square in Poland

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

Colourful fireworks fill the sky near the Opera House in Oslo

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

In the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, a family gathers next to a Christmas tree to celebrate the new year before a curfew, amid Russia’s attacks on the country

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

In Bangkok, Thailand, fireworks explode over Wat Arun Buddhist temple

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

In Dubai, Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world – was the focus of United Arab Emirates’s celebrations

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

People in Wuhan, China, release balloons as they gather to celebrate amid a rise of Covid-19 cases in the country

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

Sydney’s fireworks launched from its Harbour Bridge, Opera House and barges in its famous harbour

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

A man and a child celebrate together in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

An estimated two million people watched the fireworks fill the sky over Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

People in Acapulco, Mexico, have also been celebrating with fireworks which illuminated the night sky during new year celebrations

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

Joyful faces in Quezon City, near to Manila in the Philippines, as people record the turn of the year

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

People gather to celebrate the clocks turning midnight in Seoul, South Korea

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

Revellers release balloons as they take part in celebrations in Tokyo, Japan

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour to celebrate in Hong Kong

New Year's Eve in pictures: World celebrates arrival of 2023

In Taiwan, fireworks light up the skyline from the Taipei 101 building

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