The world celebrates New Year's 2012. Here are photos.
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A Sri Lankan traditional dancer performs in Colombo on December 31, 2011. The ceremony was conducted to ward off bad spirits in the 2012 New Year.
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Fireworks light up the skyline over Sydney Harbour during the midnight fireworks session as Sydney Celebrates New Year's on January 1, 2012, in Sydney, Australia.
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People gather to celebrate the New Year 2012 at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on January 1, 2012.
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Young people celebrates New Year's Day at Tokyo's Shibuya district on January 1, 2012.
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A Pakistani barber gives a 2012 hair cut on a man to celebrate New Year's at a barber shop in Rawalpindi, on December 31, 2011.
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Musicians perform in the streets of Johannesburg on December 31, 2011, during the New Year's carnival.
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Fireworks explode in downtown Jakarta's sky during the New Year 2012 celebrations on December 31, 2011.
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