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12/31/2015 12:01 pm ET Updated Dec 31, 2015

See All The Incredible New Year's Celebrations Around The World

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Cities around the globe are ringing in 2016 with incredible displays of fireworks, fun-filled music and impressive light shows.

The South Pacific island of Samoa was the first to celebrate the new year.

Below, check out how cities around the world are spending New Year's Eve 2016:

  • Sydney, Australia
    Fireworks light up the sky over Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge during New Year's celebrations in Sydney on Jan. 1, 2
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    Fireworks light up the sky over Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge during New Year's celebrations in Sydney on Jan. 1, 2016.
  • The fireworks on New Year's Eve on Jan. 1, 2016, in Sydney, Australia.
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    The fireworks on New Year's Eve on Jan. 1, 2016, in Sydney, Australia.
  • Auckland, New Zealand
    A fireworks display is launched from the Auckland Sky Tower during New Year's Eve celebrations on Jan. 1, 2016, in Auckland,
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    A fireworks display is launched from the Auckland Sky Tower during New Year's Eve celebrations on Jan. 1, 2016, in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • A fireworks display is launched from the Auckland Sky Tower during New Year's Eve celebrations on Jan. 1, 2016, in Auckland,
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    A fireworks display is launched from the Auckland Sky Tower during New Year's Eve celebrations on Jan. 1, 2016, in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Tokyo, Japan
    People release balloons to celebrate the new year at the Prince Park Tower in Tokyo on Jan. 1, 2016. More than 1,000 balloons
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    People release balloons to celebrate the new year at the Prince Park Tower in Tokyo on Jan. 1, 2016. More than 1,000 balloons were released, carrying with them new year wishes.
  • Japanese men pound steamed rice into a mochi rice cake to celebrate the new year at the Kanda shrine in Tokyo on Jan. 1, 2016
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    Japanese men pound steamed rice into a mochi rice cake to celebrate the new year at the Kanda shrine in Tokyo on Jan. 1, 2016. Millions of Japanese people visit shrines and temples to pray for the well-being of their families at the new year.
  • South Korea
    South Koreans take pictures of fireworks during a countdown event to celebrate the new year at Imjingak peace park in the bor
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    South Koreans take pictures of fireworks during a countdown event to celebrate the new year at Imjingak peace park in the border city of Paju near the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas on Dec. 31, 2015.
  • People watch and use their smartphones to take pictures of fireworks to celebrate the new year at the Imjingak Pavilion near
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    People watch and use their smartphones to take pictures of fireworks to celebrate the new year at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, on Jan. 1, 2016.
  • Hong Kong
    Fireworks are seen over the city's skyline in Hong Kong on Jan. 1, 2016, as part of the 2016 New Year's celebrations.
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    Fireworks are seen over the city's skyline in Hong Kong on Jan. 1, 2016, as part of the 2016 New Year's celebrations.
  • Fireworks are seen over the city's skyline in Hong Kong on Jan. 1, 2016, as part of the 2016 new year celebrations.
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    Fireworks are seen over the city's skyline in Hong Kong on Jan. 1, 2016, as part of the 2016 new year celebrations.
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's Eve celebration in Ku
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    Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
  • Singapore
    Fireworks burst over the Marina Bay in Singapore on Jan. 1, 2016, to mark New Year's celebrations.
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    Fireworks burst over the Marina Bay in Singapore on Jan. 1, 2016, to mark New Year's celebrations.
  •  Fireworks explode over the Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands as Singapore celebrates the new year at Marina Bay on Jan.1,
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     Fireworks explode over the Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands as Singapore celebrates the new year at Marina Bay on Jan.1, 2016 in Singapore.
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
    Indonesians gather and take a look at fireworks during a countdown event to celebrate the new year in Jakarta on Dec. 31, 201
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    Indonesians gather and take a look at fireworks during a countdown event to celebrate the new year in Jakarta on Dec. 31, 2015.
  • A man fires a firework during a countdown event to celebrate the new year in Jakarta on Dec. 31, 2015.
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    A man fires a firework during a countdown event to celebrate the new year in Jakarta on Dec. 31, 2015.
  • Bangkok, Thailand
    Thousands of people attend 'The Bangkok Light of Happiness' new year celebrations organized by the Bangkok Metropolitan Admin
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    Thousands of people attend 'The Bangkok Light of Happiness' new year celebrations organized by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), to mark the new year of 2016, at Lan Khon Muang in front of the City Hall in Bangkok, Thailand on Dec. 31, 2015 
  • Devotees light up candles as they pray with buddhist monks to celebrate the new year 2016 at Wat Su Thatsana Temple in Bangko
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    Devotees light up candles as they pray with buddhist monks to celebrate the new year 2016 at Wat Su Thatsana Temple in Bangkok, Thailand on Dec. 31, 2015. 
  •  Fireworks explode over the Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) during the New Year's Eve celebrations on Jan. 1, 2016 in Bangkok,
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     Fireworks explode over the Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) during the New Year's Eve celebrations on Jan. 1, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. 
  • Beijing, China
    Performers pose for photos before the countdown to the new year at an event in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. 
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    Performers pose for photos before the countdown to the new year at an event in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. 
  • Taipei, Taiwan
    A fireworks display is set off from the Taipei 101 skyscraper during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Frida
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    A fireworks display is set off from the Taipei 101 skyscraper during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. 
  • Lahore
    Pakistanis set off fireworks as they celebrate New Year's Day in Lahore on January 1, 2016.     AFP PHOTO / Arif Ali  / AFP /
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    Pakistanis set off fireworks as they celebrate New Year's Day in Lahore on January 1, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Arif Ali / AFP / Arif Ali (Photo credit should read ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Baghdad, Iraq
    Fireworks explode in the Zawra Park during New Year's Eve celebrations in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Dec. 31, 2015. 
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    Fireworks explode in the Zawra Park during New Year's Eve celebrations in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Dec. 31, 2015. 
  • Yangon, Myanmar
    Fireworks are seen near the Myanmar landmark Shwedagon pagoda during the new year countdown at the Kandawgyi Park in Yangon o
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    Fireworks are seen near the Myanmar landmark Shwedagon pagoda during the new year countdown at the Kandawgyi Park in Yangon on Jan. 1, 2016.
  • Dubai
    Fireworks illuminate the Burj Khalifa as a tower burns behind it in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
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    Fireworks illuminate the Burj Khalifa as a tower burns behind it in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.
  • Fireworks explode on the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower in Dubai, on Jan. 1, 2015. 
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    Fireworks explode on the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower in Dubai, on Jan. 1, 2015. 
  • Cape Town
    CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 01 : Fireworks light the sky during the new year celebrations on January 1, 2016 in Victori
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    CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 01 : Fireworks light the sky during the new year celebrations on January 1, 2016 in Victoria & Alfred Waterfront area of Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashraf Hendricks/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • Moscow
    MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 01 :  Fireworks light the sky over the Red square during the New Year's Eve celebrations on January
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    MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 01 : Fireworks light the sky over the Red square during the New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2016 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 01 :  Fireworks light the sky over the Red square during the New Year's Eve celebrations on January
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    MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JANUARY 01 : Fireworks light the sky over the Red square during the New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2016 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • Berlin
    BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 01 : Fireworks light the sky over the Brandenburg Gate during the New Year's celebrations on Januar
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    BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 01 : Fireworks light the sky over the Brandenburg Gate during the New Year's celebrations on January 1, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Mehmet Kaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • Paris
    PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 01 : People attend New Year's celebrations at Champs Elysees Avenue on January 1, 2016 in Paris, Fran
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    PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 01 : People attend New Year's celebrations at Champs Elysees Avenue on January 1, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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