World welcomes 2013 in style

Fireworks erupt over the Naples skyline in southern Italy on January 1, 2013 to mark New Year's celebrations. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the  New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. (AFP)

Fireworks erupt over the Naples skyline in southern Italy on January 1, 2013 to mark New Year's celebrations. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the  New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. (AFP) 

Fireworks light up the sky above Funchal Bay, Madeira Island, to celebrate the arrival of the New Year on January 1, 2013.  World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the  New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. (AFP)

Pakistani girls pose for a photograph during a fireworks display at Clifton Beach in Karachi to celebrate the New Year early on January 1, 2013.  World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. (AFP)

People watch fireworks along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on January 1, 2013, during celebrations by over three million people attending New Year's Eve festivities.  World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. (AFP) 

Fireworks light up the sky along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on January 1, 2013, during celebrations by over three million people attending New Year's Eve festivities.  World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. (AFP) 

 Fireworks light up the sky along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on January 1, 2013, during celebrations by over three million people attending New Year's Eve festivities.  World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. (AFP)

 People watch fireworks light up the sky along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on January 1, 2013, during celebrations by over three million people attending New Year's Eve festivities.  World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. (AFP)

People watch fireworks light up the sky along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on January 1, 2013, during celebrations by over three million people attending New Year's Eve festivities.  World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. (AFP)

 Fireworks illuminate the night sky before Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro to mark the start of New Year's Day on January 1, 2013.  World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. (AFP)

Fireworks illuminate the night sky before Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro to mark the start of New Year's Day on January 1, 2013.  World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. (AFP)

New Year celebrations Burj Al Arab Dubai- January 01-2013  Photo by Gholam kargar

 New Year celebrations Burj Al Arab Dubai- January 01-2013  Photo by Gholam kargar

New Year celebrations Burj Al Arab Dubai- January 01-2013  Photo by Gholam kargar

New Year celebrations Burj Al Arab Dubai- January 01-2013  Photo by Gholam kargar

Fireworks illuminate Burj Khalifa while thousands of people gather to celebrate the New Year at midnight in Dubai on January 1, 2013. (AFP)

Revellers watch fireworks illuminating over Burj Khalifa in Dubai on January 1, 2013. Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the New Year at midnigh. (AFP)

Revellers watch fireworks illuminating over Burj Khalifa in Dubai on January 1, 2013. Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the New Year at midnigh. (AFP)

Revellers watch fireworks illuminating over Burj Khalifa in Dubai on January 1, 2013. Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the New Year at midnigh. (AFP)

 Revelers watch fireworks over Burj Khalifa in Dubai on January 1, 2013. Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the New Year at midnight. (AFP)

Revelers watch fireworks over Burj Khalifa in Dubai on January 1, 2013. Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the New Year at midnight. (AFP)

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