Revelry circles the world as it welcomes 2013

Far East booms; Burma joins in; crowd jams Times Square

Posted: January 1, 2013 at 12:45 a.m.

Revelers cheer at midnight in Times Square in New York.

Hundreds of thousands of revelers crowded into New York City’s Times Square to watch the crystal-covered ball make its annual descent, ringing in the start of 2013.

Auckland, New Zealand, kicks off 2013

Auckland New Zealand welcomed 2013 with a spectacular fireworks display. Auckland is close to the International Dateline and the first major city to welcome the new year. (By The Associated Press)
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Fireworks light up the sky to welcome in the new year today at the scenic Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine g... (By: BULLIT MARQUEZ) (Credit: AP)

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