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The World Is Welcoming 2018 In Style

So long, 2017.

31/12/2017 13:27 GMT | Updated 31/12/2017 13:27 GMT

Sydney has greeted 2018 in spectacular style with an epic fireworks display at the iconic Harbour Bridge.

Thousands of spectators lined the shores of Australia’s second city to witness the breathtaking event, an hour after Auckland, New Zealand, became the world’s first major city to welcome the new year.

Watch the video, above.

  • Auckland, New Zealand
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    Over 5 minutes of fireworks from the Sky Tower welcome in the new year during New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand
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    Auckland is one of the first major cities in the world to ring in the New Year
  • Sydney, Australia
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    Fireworks explode as Sydney welcomes the new year
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    Australia's second city begins its iconic fireworks with a 9pm family show
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    Thousands line the Harbour in Sydney to gaze at the famous Bridge focal point
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    Sydney's Opera House is lit up as fireworks explode during an earlier display on Sunday
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    A spectator laughs as she waits for the annual new year fireworks as part of celebrations on Sydney Harbour
  • Amritsar, India
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    Indian children with their faces painted pose for a picture to welcome the New Year 2018 in Amritsar, India
  • Hong Kong
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    Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.
  • Seoul, South Korea,
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    Fireworks explode over Lotte Group's 123-storey skyscraper Lotte World Tower as it is illuminated during New Year celebration in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Bangkok, Thailand
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    A firework display is seen over the Chao Praya River during New Year celebrations in Bangkok.
  • Dubai
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    A laser show at Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, to mark the New Year's eve celebrations in Dubai.
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  • Moscow, Russia
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    Fireworks light up the sky over the Bolshoy Kamenny bridge where Red square and Kremlin Palace are seen on background during the New Year's celebrations in Moscow, Russia.
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  • Athens, Greece
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    Fireworks explode by the Ancient Acropolis in Athens during the New Year celebrations.
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  • Berlin, Germany
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    Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin's landmark the Brandenburg Gate to usher in the New Year.