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Happy New Year 2016: Stunning photos of fireworks around the globe

Stunning explosions of colours filled up the night sky as the world ushered in 2016 with spectacular firework ceremonies.

Stunning explosions of colours filled up the night sky as the world ushered in 2016 with spectacular firework ceremonies. Take a look. (Photos: AP)

Fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster's Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben), as the New Years Day celebrations begin in London. (Photo: AP)

People watch from the The Cosmopolitan hotel and casino as fireworks explode during New Year's Eve celebrations in Las Vegas. (Photo: AP)

People watch fireworks explode over the ice covered Svisloch River during the New Year celebrations in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo: AP)

Fireworks light the sky over Copacabana beach during New Year's Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: AP)

Fireworks light the sky above the Brandenburg Gate shortly after midnight in Berlin. Hundred of thousands of people gathered for the New Year celebrations at the area around the Brandenburg Gate in the German capital. (Photo: AP)

Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo: AP)

People watch and use their smartphones to take picture of fireworks, to celebrate the New Year at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. (Photo: AP)

Fireworks light up the sky in downtown Skopje, Macedonia, during the celebrations of the New Year. (Photo: AP)

Fireworks light the sky above the Statue of St. Wenceslas at Prague´s Wenceslas Square during the New Year celebrations in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo: AP)

Fireworks explode in the sky above the Royal Castle during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo: AP)

Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon at the Acropolis hill during the New Year celebrations in Athens, Greece. (Photo: AP)

A fireworks display is set off from the Taipei 101 skyscraper during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo: AP)

Fireworks go off to mark the beginning of 2016 during New Year's Eve celebrations held at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto. (Photo: AP)

Fireworks light up the sky as Filipinos welcome the New Year under a slight drizzle in Manila, Philippines. Traditionally Filipinos welcome the New Year with firecrackers, fireworks, midnight snacks known as "media noche" and almost anything to make the loudest noise possible. (Photo: AP)

Fireworks light up the sky as Iraqis welcome the New Year during the New Year's Eve celebrations in a park in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, (Photo: AP)

Fireworks explode over the Opera House during a pre-New Years Eve fireworks display over the Harbour Bridge and Opera House in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: AP)