New Year's Eve Celebrations From Yesteryear (PHOTOS) 12/29/2011 04:00 pm ET | Updated Dec 29, 2011 New Year's Eve Celebrations from Yesteryear (Photos) New Year's Eve Celebrations from Yesteryear (Photos) 1 of 34 St Peter's Square at the Vatican A general view of St Peter's Square at the Vatican gathered of faithfull during Pope John Paul II blessing on the occasion of his midnight New Year's Eve appearance early Monday, Jan.1, 2001. The Pontiff said: " I wish that the new millennium brings to all nations, peace, justice, brotherhood and prosperity. (Marco Di Lauro, AP) Share this slide: To see more great photography visit HuffPost Exposure. More: Photos Photography New Years Eve Exposure FOLLOW HUFFPOST facebook twitter Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. CONVERSATIONS FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost HuffPost HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.