As 2012 was put to bed on Monday night, a new year awakened: 2013 was born. Many of you partied the night away in true New Year's Eve fashion, some chose a calm evening at home as midnight struck.

Throughout the celebrations, camera phones were at hand to capture the spirit of New Year.

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Some of our readers' New Year's Eve Instagram and Twitter pictures

We'd love to publish your Twitter and Instagram pictures, with a credit to you. Please email ukpicturedesk@huffingtonpost.com, with "My New Year's Eve Pictures" as the subject.

From balcony sparklers to a stunning sunrise on Brighton beach, take a look at some of the best Twitter and Instagram scenes caught on camera during New Year celebrations:

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  • "Stroke of midnight in Parliament Square. More lights from the crowd than the sky!" (Picture courtesy of snuffykennedy: http://instagram.com/snuffykennedy/)

  • "The Last Supper (of 2012)." (Picture courtesy of snuffykennedy: http://instagram.com/snuffykennedy/)

  • (Picture courtesy of xavierbuena: http://instagram.com/xavierbuena/)

  • thildedj #drink #party #straw #alcohol #fun #newyears #newyearseve #firework #fireworks #denmark #follow #like #light #fun

  • New Year's Eve, picture courtesy of Rachel Masuku.

  • "This was on our balcony in Wimbledon, central London in the background as we hit midnight. Stunning to see London light-up from a distance." - Dan Bullock Want to share your Twitter/Instagram pics from New Year's Eve? Email: ukpicturedesk@huffingtonpost.com

  • New Year's Eve Chinese lantern, courtesy of Claire Lotriet. Want to share your Twitter/Instagram pics from New Year's Eve? Email: ukpicturedesk@huffingtonpost.com

  • New Year's Eve Chinese lantern, courtesy of Claire Lotriet. Want to share your Twitter/Instagram pics from New Year's Eve? Email: ukpicturedesk@huffingtonpost.com

  • New Year's Eve Chinese lantern, courtesy of Claire Lotriet. Want to share your Twitter/Instagram pics from New Year's Eve? Email: ukpicturedesk@huffingtonpost.com

  • The bombs bursting in air.. One more of the New Years fireworks! It's back to work I go.. Got to go make the coffee, bacon, donuts or whatever the phrase may be. Happy "Hump Day" everyone!! #newyearseve #2012 #2013 #fireworks #rocketsredglare #burst #explosion #pretty #ooohahhhh #backtowork #humpday #webstagram #statigram #ig #igs #igers #ig_daily #instagood #instapic #instagram #picoftheday #photoftheday #lights #night

  • azzstevens #newcastle #nikon #nightphotography #photography #newyearseve #lights #picoftheday #igfame #bridge #river #milleniumbridge #camera #instapic #instagood

  • "Drinks, dancing and lots of delicious food at The Pig in the New Forest." - Carla Buzasi Want to share your Twitter/Instagram pics from New Year's Eve? Email: ukpicturedesk@huffingtonpost.com

  • kirsty_nicole26 New Year's Eve 2013 at @zhur place! #NYE #newyears #2013 #fireworks #brisbane #southbank #river #amazing #view #pretty #greatnight

  • "It was so lovely to see the sun at last on New Year's Day. My 5-year old daughter Alice just stared at the sky and said ‘Mummy, it’s so blue!’." - Beccy Henderson. Want to share your Twitter/Instagram pics from New Year's Eve? Email: ukpicturedesk@huffingtonpost.com

  • We're talking ghost town Photo by Oran Tarjan http://instagram.com/orantarjan/ Want to share your Twitter/Instagram pics from New Year's Eve? Email: ukpicturedesk@huffingtonpost.com

  • NYE detritus Photo by Adam Waters Want to share your Twitter/Instagram pics from New Year's Eve? Email: ukpicturedesk@huffingtonpost.com

  • A light refreshment Photo By Laura Littlejohn Want to share your Twitter/Instagram pics from New Year's Eve? Email: ukpicturedesk@huffingtonpost.com

  • NYD celebrations Photo By Jane Dalton Want to share your Twitter/Instagram pics from New Year's Eve? Email: ukpicturedesk@huffingtonpost.com

  • #snoopdogg #snooplion in da #hizzause #dubai #dubizzle #newyears #newyearseve #concert #meydan #meydantracks #2013

  • gemz1005 #colourful #stadium for #nye . #bcplace #vancouver #van #canada #newyear