New Year's Eve celebrations kick off as world welcomes in 2018

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The "ball" Ganske refers to is the New Year's Eve ball that drops in New York City's Time Square at midnight. One year on, an outdoor concert and other events are planned in the city for revelers celebrating New Year.

San Francisco's location on the bay is where you can enjoy a spectacular bay-front fireworks show this New Year's Eve. Along with these regulations, residents should keep in mind safety tips, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

As the new year dawned, fireworks boomed and crackled above city centers and harbors, and party-goers sang, hugged, danced and kissed.

The new year is still hours away in the US, but hundreds of thousands of people have already started funneling through tight security in New York's Times Square, where police expect almost 2 million people to gather for the New Year's Eve ball drop at midnight. REUTERS/Edgar Su People release balloons as they take part in a New Year countdown event in celebrations to ring in 2018 in Tokyo, Japan January 1, 2018. The display is ranked online by travellers among the top 10 New Year fireworks display. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will host the event and usher in the new year.

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A major windstorm was causing problems in Scotland, but organizers expected Edinburgh's famed Hogmany New Year's Eve celebration to be unaffected.

It has only been among the first to celebrate since 2011, when officials chose to move the country from the eastern side of the global date line to the western side, switching it from the last nation to celebrate New Year's to the first.

President Vladimir Putin called on Russians to be considerate and conciliatory with each other in the new year. Hours before midnight, authorities had already reported that dozens had been injured by celebratory firecrackers in the Philippines.

It took more than two hours for all of Australia's three time zones to past midnight.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has used her New Years address to promise to address growing social divisions. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Iraqi federal police stand guard outside the Virgin Mary church during new year's eve mass in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

Fireworks explode above Singapore's financial district at the stroke of midnight to mark the New Year's celebrations in Singapore.

FRANCE Paris greeted 2018 with a fireworks and pyrotechnics display at the Arc De Triomphe. The people of Sydney bid 2017 a farewell with some outstanding pyrotechnics which comprised of 1000 more lighting effects than a year ago stroking from the Harbour Bridge to eventually touchdown city's western suburbs. - AFP Fireworks illuminate the sky in Santiago, Chile during New Year's celebrations.

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