As 2013 draws to a close, people across the world kick start their new years celebrations welcoming us into 2014.

New Zealand being the first to mark the start of the new year with an impressive fireworks show let off from the Auckland Sky Tower shortly followed by other cities.

Take a look at our live picture gallery of celebrations from around the globe...


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    Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Crowds watching performers at the New Year's eve Winter Carnival in Newcastle city centre.

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    Spark drummers performing at the New Year's eve Winter Carnival in Newcastle city centre.

  • New Year celebrations

    Spark drummers performing at the New Year's eve Winter Carnival in Newcastle city centre.

  • New Year celebrations

    Spark drummers performing at the New Year's eve Winter Carnival in Newcastle city centre.

  • New Year celebrations

    Performers at the New Year's eve Winter Carnival in Newcastle city centre.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks over the church of St Thomas the martyr at the New Year's eve Winter Carnival in Newcastle city centre.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks over the church of St Thomas the martyr at the New Year's eve Winter Carnival in Newcastle city centre.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks over the church of St Thomas the martyr at the New Year's eve Winter Carnival in Newcastle city centre.

  • New Year celebrations

    Performers at the New Year's eve Winter Carnival in Newcastle city centre.

  • US-HOLIDAY-NEW YEAR

    Revelers prepare to watch the New Year ball drop on December 31, 2013 in Times Square in New York. The crowd is expected to reach one million for the event. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-HOLIDAY-NEW YEAR

    Revelers prepare to watch the New Year ball drop on December 31, 2013 in Times Square in New York. The crowd is expected to reach one million for the event. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-HOLIDAY-NEW YEAR

    Revelers prepare to watch the New Year ball drop on December 31, 2013 in Times Square in New York. The crowd is expected to reach one million for the event. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • JAPAN-NEWYEAR

    People release balloons to celebrate the New Year during the annual countdown ceremony by the Prince Park Tower Tokyo on January 1, 2014. Some 2,000 balloons were released in the air carrying visitors's wishes. AFP PHOTO/ KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • JAPAN-NEWYEAR

    People release balloons to celebrate the New Year during the annual countdown ceremony by the Prince Park Tower Tokyo on January 1, 2014. Some 2,000 balloons were released in the air carrying visitors's wishes. AFP PHOTO/ KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • AUSTRALIA-NEW YEAR

    New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2014. Tonnes of explosives lit up Australia's biggest city, with fireworks shooting off the Opera House for the first time in more than 10 years as part of the extravaganza, focused on the Harbour Bridge. AFP PHOTO/Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • AUSTRALIA-NEW YEAR

    Thousands of people watch as New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2014. Tonnes of explosives lit up Australia's biggest city, with fireworks shooting off the Opera House for the first time in more than 10 years as part of the extravaganza, focused on the Harbour Bridge. AFP PHOTO/Saeed KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • JAPAN-NEW YEAR-SHRINE

    Japanese worshippers pray as they celebrate the New Year at the Kanda shrine in Tokyo on January 1, 2014. Million of Japanese people visit shrines and temples to pray for the well-being of their families at the New Year. AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • JAPAN-NEW YEAR-SHRINE

    A young Japanese couple throw coins as a donation as they celebrate the New Year in Tokyo on January 1, 2014. Million of Japanese people visit shrines and temples to pray for the well-being of their families at the New Year. AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • AUSTRALIA-NEW YEAR

    Thousands of people watch as New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2014. Tonnes of explosives lit up Australia's biggest city, with fireworks shooting off the Opera House for the first time in more than 10 years as part of the extravaganza, focused on the Harbour Bridge. AFP PHOTO/Saeed KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TAIWAN-NEW YEAR

    A dancer performs for members of the gay community during celebrations ahead of the New Year in Taipei, on December 31, 2013. Hundreds of same sex couples gathered at the Red House, a landmark place in Taipei for the gay community, to celebrate the New Year. AFP PHOTO / Sam Yeh (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

  • AUSTRALIA-NEW YEAR

    New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2014. Tonnes of explosives lit up Australia's biggest city, with fireworks shooting off the Opera House for the first time in more than 10 years as part of the extravaganza, focused on the Harbour Bridge. AFP PHOTO/Farooq KHAN (Photo credit should read FAROOQ KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • JAPAN-NEW YEAR-SHRINE

    Japanese worshippers pray as they celebrate the New Year at the Kanda shrine in Tokyo on January 1, 2014. Million of Japanese people visit shrines and temples to pray for the well-being of their families at the New Year. AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • JAPAN-NEW YEAR-SHRINE

    Japanese worshippers pray as they celebrate the New Year at the Kanda shrine in Tokyo on January 1, 2014. Million of Japanese people visit shrines and temples to pray for the well-being of their families at the New Year. AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • AUSTRALIA-NEW YEAR

    New Year's fireworks fill the sky over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2014. Tonnes of explosives lit up Australia's biggest city, with fireworks shooting off the Opera House for the first time in more than 10 years as part of the extravaganza, focused on the Harbour Bridge. AFP PHOTO/Barry PARKER (Photo credit should read BARRY PARKER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • AUSTRALIA-NEW YEAR

    New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2014. Tonnes of explosives lit up Australia's biggest city, with fireworks shooting off the Opera House for the first time in more than 10 years as part of the extravaganza, focused on the Harbour Bridge. AFP PHOTO/Farooq KHAN (Photo credit should read FAROOQ KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • AUSTRALIA-NEW YEAR

    New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2014. Tonnes of explosives lit up Australia's biggest city, with fireworks shooting off the Opera House for the first time in more than 10 years as part of the extravaganza, focused on the Harbour Bridge. AFP PHOTO/Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Sydney Celebrates With Fireworks On New Year's Eve

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the sky from The Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on 01 January, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

  • Sydney Celebrates With Fireworks On New Year's Eve

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the sky from The Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on 01 January, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

  • Sydney Celebrates With Fireworks On New Year's Eve

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the sky from The Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on 01 January, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

  • Sydney Celebrates With Fireworks On New Year's Eve

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the sky from The Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on 01 January, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

  • Sydney Celebrates With Fireworks On New Year's Eve

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the sky from The Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on 01 January, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

  • Sydney Celebrates With Fireworks On New Year's Eve

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the sky from The Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on 01 January, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

  • Sydney Celebrates With Fireworks On New Year's Eve

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the sky from The Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on 01 January, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

  • Sydney Celebrates With Fireworks On New Year's Eve

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the sky from The Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on 01 January, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

  • NZEALAND-NEW YEAR

    Fireworks explode over the heads of tourists and locals as the clock hits midnight to celebrate the New Year on the waterfront in the New Zealand town of Queenstown early on January 1, 2014. Sydney was scheduled next to kick off a promised unprecedented spectacular to mark New Year celebrations, the first in a wave of pyrotechnics to usher in 2014 from Hong Kong to world record-chasing Dubai. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

  • NZEALAND-NEW YEAR

    Fireworks explode over the heads of tourists and locals as the clock hits midnight to celebrate the New Year on the waterfront in the New Zealand town of Queenstown early on January 1, 2014. Sydney was scheduled next to kick off a promised unprecedented spectacular to mark New Year celebrations, the first in a wave of pyrotechnics to usher in 2014 from Hong Kong to world record-chasing Dubai. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

  • NZEALAND-NEW YEAR

    Tourists and locals celebrate the New Year on the waterfront in the New Zealand town of Queenstown early on January 1, 2014. Sydney was scheduled next to kick off a promised unprecedented spectacular to mark New Year celebrations, the first in a wave of pyrotechnics to usher in 2014 from Hong Kong to world record-chasing Dubai. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

  • NZEALAND-NEW YEAR

    Fireworks explode over the heads of tourists and locals as the clock hits midnight to celebrate the New Year on the waterfront in the New Zealand town of Queenstown early on January 1, 2014. Sydney was scheduled next to kick off a promised unprecedented spectacular to mark New Year celebrations, the first in a wave of pyrotechnics to usher in 2014 from Hong Kong to world record-chasing Dubai. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Fireworks explode near the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

  • Fireworks explode near the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

  • Fireworks explode near the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

  • A Buddhist woman holding a candle light prays ahead of the new year at Chogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

  • A Buddhist woman attaches her name card on a lantern ahead of the new year at Chogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

  • AUSTRALIA-NEW YEAR

    New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge during the traditional earlier family fireworks show held before the main midnight event on December 31, 2013. Tonnes of explosives will later light up Australia's biggest city at midnight, with fireworks shooting off the Opera House for the first time in more than 10 years as part of the December 31 extravaganza, focused on the Harbour Bridge. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)