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Happy New Year 2018: STUNNING photos of the world welcoming the New Year

While you might have plans of your own on how to hail the year, don't forget to tune into how the world is celebrating this New Year Eve. Join in the celebrations with the rest of the world here with these STUNNING photos!

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New Year 2018 is here and the mounting excitement is hard to contain! Be it the fiery Vikings from the Shetland Islands or kids from the streets of India, each one has a unique welcome to give to the coming year, with lots of energy and hope. While you might have plans of your own to hail the year, don't forget to tune into how the world is celebrating this New Year Eve. Join in the celebrations with the rest of the world here. (Source: AP)

People watch fireworks in the rain ahead of the New Year at Marina Bay in Singapore December 31, 2017. (Source: REUTERS)

Fireworks explode over Lotte Group's 123-storey skyscraper Lotte World Tower as it is illuminated during New Year celebration in Seoul, South Korea, January 1, 2018. (Source: REUTERS)

Children wears '2018' glasses as they waiting for the new year fireworks in Hong Kong, China December, 31 2017. (Source: REUTERS)

People release balloons as they take part in a New Year countdown event in celebrations to ring in 2018 in Tokyo, Japan January 1, 2018. (Source: REUTERS)

Fireworks light up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia, January 1, 2018. (Source: REUTERS)

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Auckland welcomes New Year 2018 with spectacular fireworks. (Source: ANI)

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New Year celebrations kickstart n New Zealand. (Source: ANI)

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Auckland welcomes New Year 2018 with spectacular fireworks. (Source: ANI)

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Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, December 31, 2017. (Source: AP)

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Fireworks explode over the Opera House during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, December 31, 2017.(Source: AP)

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Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Sunday, December 31, 2017. (Source: AP)

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A woman prays in front of lanterns to celebrate the New Year at Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, December 31, 2017. (Source: AP)

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Amritsar: Thousands of Sikh devotees wait to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple on the eve of New Year, in Amritsar on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

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Shinto priests walk in a line to attend a ritual to usher in the upcoming New Year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, December 31, 2017. (Source: Reuters)

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Shinto priests walk in a line to attend a ritual to usher in the upcoming New Year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, December 31, 2017. (Source: Reuters)

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A spectator waits for the annual new year fireworks as part of celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia, December 31, 2017. (Source: Reuters)

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A spectator waits for the annual new year fireworks as part of celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia, December 31, 2017. (Source: Reuters)

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A schoolgirl reacts as she gets her face painted during celebrations to welcome the New Year at her school in Ahmedabad, India, December 30, 2017. (Source: Reuters)

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People dressed as Vikings get ready to lead a torchlight procession in Edinburgh, which marks the opening of Edinburgh's New Year celebrations, Saturday, December 30, 2017. Torchbearers will blaze through the city accompanied by a cast of pipers and drummers with the procession starting at St Giles cathedral and making its way down the Royal Mile towards Holyrood Park, passing the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyrood House. (Source: AP)

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A Nepalese Gurung community young girl arrives with her family to participate in a parade to mark their New Year known as "Tamu Loshar" in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, December 30, 2017. The indigenous Gurungs, also known as Tamu, are celebrating the advent of the year of the dog. (Source: AP)

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Comanesti: A man keeps a puppy warm in his jacket while watching a parade of new year's traditions in Comanesti, northern Romania, Saturday, December 30, 2017. (Source: AP)

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Mexico City: Performers Carmen and Jesus of "Artistas fuera del tiempo" raise money by posing for pictures with holiday makers in the Zocalo, Mexico City's main square, decorated for Christmas and the New Year, Saturday, December 30, 2017. (Source: AP)

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Indian students attend a function to welcome the year 2018 at a school in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, December 30, 2017. (Source: AP)

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Nilgiri: Kota tribals celebrating Kambatarayan festival as part of welcoming the New Year 2018 at Kotagiri in Nilgiris on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

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Historic buildings in the Zocalo, Mexico City's main square, are illuminated with lights to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, Saturday, December 30, 2017. (Source: AP)

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A man wearing a bear fur costume kisses his girlfriend during a parade of new year's rituals in Comanesti, northern Romania, Saturday, December 30, 2017. The tradition, originating in pre-Christian times, when dancers wearing coloured costumes or animal furs, went from house to house in villages singing and dancing to ward off evil, has moved to Romania's cities, where dancers travel to perform the ritual for money. (Source: AP)

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An aerial view shows the Central Park and embankment of the Yenisei River decorated with Christmas and New Year's lights in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, December 30, 2017. (Source: Reuters)

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New Year's Eve ball is seen at the roof of One Times Square building during the New Year's Eve Ball test, before the official 2017 New Year Celebration at Times Square, Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 30, 2017. (Source: Reuters)

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Up Helly Aa Vikings from the Shetland Islands hold lit torches during the annual torchlight procession to mark the start of Hogmanay (New Year) celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland December 30, 2017. (Source: Reuters)

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A man has his beard trimmed to show number 2018 to welcome the New Year inside a barbershop in Ahmedabad, India, December 29, 2017. (Source: Reuters)

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A barber colours the digits of number 2018 that he trimmed in a man's beard to welcome the New Year inside a barbershop in Ahmedabad, India, December 29, 2017. (Source: Reuters)

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A giant lantern in the shape of a dog is seen ahead of New Year celebrations at Xinghai Square in Dalian, Liaoning province, China December 29, 2017. (Source: Reuters)

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Men fry chestnuts ahead of New Year celebrations in Divisoria, Manila, Philippines, December 29, 2017. (Source: Reuters)

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People walk past festive decorations for the New Year and Christmas season in the resort city of Yevpatoriya, Crimea December 28, 2017. (Source: Reuters)

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People watch festive decorations depicting the Moscow Kremlin for the New Year and Christmas season at Kievsky railway terminal Square in Moscow, Russia December 28, 2017. (Source: Reuters)

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An aerial view shows people dressed as Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, and Snow Maiden with members of the Cryophile winter swimming club forming with their bodies a 2018 sign on the bank of the Yenisei River to mark the upcoming New Year and Christmas season in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia December 24, 2017. (Source: Reuters)