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PHOTO GALLERY: World begins celebrations to welcome 2019


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The numbers "2019" are written in the air with a sparkler near a tourist camp outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia January 31, 2019
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A man dressed as Ded Moroz, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, congratulates Ivan Abrosimov, 82, a member of the Cryophile amateur winter swimmers' club, during an event marking the New Year and Christmas season, with the air temperature at about minus 26 degrees Celsius (minus 14.8 degrees Fahrenheit), on the bank of the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, Russia December 30, 2018
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A man dressed as Ded Moroz, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, congratulates Ivan Abrosimov, 82, a member of the Cryophile amateur winter swimmers' club, during an event marking the New Year and Christmas season, with the air temperature at about minus 26 degrees Celsius (minus 14.8 degrees Fahrenheit), on the bank of the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, Russia December 30, 2018
AP
A woman chooses foods at a Christmas market opened prior to the incoming New Year and Orthodox Christmas celebrations in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.
Reuters
Egyptians and tourists walk around illuminations in various shapes ahead of New Year celebrations, at the pedestrian area of Soho Square in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, south of Cairo, Egypt December 30, 2018.
Reuters
Egyptians and tourists walk around illuminations near a gate at the pedestrian area of Soho Square in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, south of Cairo, Egypt, ahead of New Year celebrations December 30, 2018.
AFP
People pose for photos in front of an illuminated "2019" sign on a square in central Moscow on December 30, 2018, ahead of the new year
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An artist performs at a shopping centre during the New Year festival in Bangkok, Thailand, December 31, 2018.
AFP
A man dressed as Russian fairy tale character Father Frost (2R), takes part in a New Year's parade in Bishkek, northern Kyrgyzstan on December 31, 2018.
Reuters
People visit shops to purchase food and supplies to celebrate the New Year in Tokyo's shopping district Ueno on December 31, 2018.
AFP
People visit shops to purchase food and supplies to celebrate the New Year in Tokyo's shopping district Ueno on December 31, 2018.
AFP
People visit shops to purchase food and supplies to celebrate the New Year in Tokyo's shopping district Ueno on December 31, 2018.
AFP
A 3D image inspired by local schoolchildren is projected on the walls of Los Angeles City Hall, as the city prepares for 'New Year's Eve L.A.' on December 30, 2018.
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Worshippers pray as they take turns sitting in coffins at the Takien temple in suburban Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
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New Year's Eve fireworks explode over the Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the traditional early family fireworks show held before the main midnight event in Sydney on December 31, 2018.
AP
A woman prays in front of a wall of lanterns to celebrate the New Year at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
AP
Fireworks explode from Auckland's Sky Tower as the New Year is welcomed in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday, Jan 1. 2019
AFP
The highlights of this year include a collection of unpublished Naguib Mahfouz stories, the memoirs of a famous writer, and an academic book about the beginnings of the modern state
AFP
The highlights of this year include a collection of unpublished Naguib Mahfouz stories, the memoirs of a famous writer, and an academic book about the beginnings of the modern state
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