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Heralding in the New Year - 02 Jan 2012
Heralding in the New Year - 02 Jan 2012
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December 31, 2011
The number 2012 is written with sparklers during a long exposure in front of St. Stephen's Cathedral...
Vienna, Austria
The number 2012 is written with sparklers during a long exposure in front of St. Stephen's Cathedral...
The number 2012 is written with sparklers during a long exposure in front of St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom) during New Year's Eve celebrations in Vienna December 31, 2011. Picture taken using slow shutter speed. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (AUSTRIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
ROMANIA
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December 31, 2011
Fireworks explode over a street clock marking the midnight during 2012 New Year's day celebrations in...
Bucharest, Romania
Fireworks explode over a street clock marking the midnight during 2012 New Year's day celebrations in...
Fireworks explode over a street clock marking the midnight during 2012 New Year's day celebrations in central Bucharest January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (ROMANIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
BRITAIN/
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January 01, 2012
New Year's fireworks explode around the London Eye in central London, January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew...
London, United Kingdom
New Year's fireworks explode around the London Eye in central London
New Year's fireworks explode around the London Eye in central London, January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL)
VANCOUVER/
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January 02, 2012
Revelers run into English Bay during the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British...
Vancouver, Canada
Revelers run into English Bay during the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver.
Revelers run into English Bay during the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Ben Nelms (CANADA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ITALY/
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January 01, 2012
Marco Fois of Italy dives into the Tiber River from the Cavour bridge, as part of traditional New Year...
Rome, Italy
Marco Fois of Italy dives into the Tiber River from the Cavour bridge, as part of traditional New Year...
Marco Fois of Italy dives into the Tiber River from the Cavour bridge, as part of traditional New Year celebrations in Rome January 1, 2012. Five men jumped into the muddy waters of the Tiber, continuing an annual tradition which dates back to 1946. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: SOCIETY)
RUSSIA/
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December 31, 2011
Policemen hold back a crowd during New Year's Day celebration on Red Square in Moscow, December 31, 2011....
Moscow, Russia
Policemen hold back a crowd during New Year's Day celebration on Red Square in Moscow
Policemen hold back a crowd during New Year's Day celebration on Red Square in Moscow, December 31, 2011. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky (RUSSIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY MILITARY)
VANCOUVER/
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January 02, 2012
Revelers run into English Bay during the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British...
Vancouver, Canada
Revelers run into English Bay during the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver.
Revelers run into English Bay during the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia on January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Ben Nelms (CANADA - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
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January 01, 2012
A reveler poses for a picture as he takes part in the Coney Island Polar Bear Club's annual New Year's...
New York, UNITED STATES
A reveler poses for a picture as he takes part in the Coney Island
A reveler poses for a picture as he takes part in the Coney Island Polar Bear Club's annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in New York's Coney Island January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Kena Betancur (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
AFGHANISTAN/
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December 31, 2011
NATO troops from the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) dance during celebrations...
Kabul, Afghanistan
NATO troops from the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) dance during celebrations...
NATO troops from the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) dance during celebrations on New Year's Eve in Kabul December 31, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY ANNIVERSARY)
JAPAN/
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December 31, 2011
People release balloons as the Tokyo Tower is illuminated to celebrate the New Year at a countdown event...
Tokyo, Japan
People release balloons as the Tokyo Tower is illuminated to celebrate New Year at a countdown event...
People release balloons as the Tokyo Tower is illuminated to celebrate the New Year at a countdown event at the Zojo-ji Buddhist temple in Tokyo January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
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January 01, 2012
Swimmers in fancy dress participate in the New Year's Day Looney Dook swim at South Queensferry in Scotland...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Swimmers participate in the New Year's Day Looney Dook swim at South Queensferry in Scotland
Swimmers in fancy dress participate in the New Year's Day Looney Dook swim at South Queensferry in Scotland January 1, 2012. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
FRANCE/
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January 01, 2012
People wearing costumes participate in a traditional New Year's Day swim in Malo-les-Bains, northern...
MALO-LES-BAINS, France
People wearing costumes participate in a traditional New Year's Day swim in Malo-les-Bains
People wearing costumes participate in a traditional New Year's Day swim in Malo-les-Bains, northern France January 1 2012. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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January 01, 2012
People stand next to a New Year message written in the sand at Juhu Beach in Mumbai January 1, 2012....
Mumbai, India
People stand next to a New Year message written in the sand at Juhu Beach in Mumbai
People stand next to a New Year message written in the sand at Juhu Beach in Mumbai January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
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January 01, 2012
Steve Macwithey kisses Lauren Macwithey in Times Square during a celebration to mark the start of the...
New York, UNITED STATES
Steve Macwithey kisses Lauren Macwithey in Times Square during a celebration to mark the start of the...
Steve Macwithey kisses Lauren Macwithey in Times Square during a celebration to mark the start of the new year in New York, January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Kena Betancur (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
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January 01, 2012
Confetti is dropped on revellers at midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New...
New York, UNITED STATES
Confetti is dropped on revellers at midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New...
Confetti is dropped on revellers at midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York, January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
BOSNIA
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January 01, 2012
A couple kiss as fireworks light the sky during New Year celebrations in Sarajevo January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Dado...
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
A couple kiss as fireworks light the sky during New Year celebrations in Sarajevo
A couple kiss as fireworks light the sky during New Year celebrations in Sarajevo January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
GERMANY/
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December 31, 2011
Fireworks explode during new year celebrations over the Brandenburger Tor gate in Berlin January 1, 2012....
Berlin, Germany
Fireworks explode during new year celebrations over the Brandenburger Tor gate in Berlin
Fireworks explode during new year celebrations over the Brandenburger Tor gate in Berlin January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY - - Tags: SOCIETY)
THAILAND/
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December 31, 2011
Fireworks explode during New Year celebrations over the city centre of Thailand's capital Bangkok January...
Bangkok, Thailand
Fireworks explode during New Year celebrations over the city centre of Thailand's capital Bangkok
Fireworks explode during New Year celebrations over the city centre of Thailand's capital Bangkok January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CITYSPACE SOCIETY)
SINGAPORE/
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December 31, 2011
Fireworks explode over Marina Bay during New Year celebrations in Singapore January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Tim...
Singapore, Singapore
Fireworks explode over Marina Bay during New Year celebrations in Singapore
Fireworks explode over Marina Bay during New Year celebrations in Singapore January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Chong (SINGAPORE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CITYSPACE SOCIETY)
AUSTRALIA/
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December 31, 2011
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate...
Sydney, Australia
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate...
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
CHILE
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January 01, 2012
Fireworks explode during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in the coastal city of Vina del...
VINA DEL MAR/ML, Chile
Fireworks explode during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in the coastal city of Vina del...
Fireworks explode during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in the coastal city of Vina del Mar, about 121 km (75 miles) northwest of Santiago, January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY)
BRAZIL/
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January 01, 2012
Fireworks explode above Copacabana beach during the New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro January 1,...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Fireworks explode above Copacabana beach during the New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro
Fireworks explode above Copacabana beach during the New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY)
AUSTRIA/
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January 01, 2012
Fireworks explode beside Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad) at Prater park during New Year's...
Vienna, Austria
Fireworks explode beside Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel at Prater park during New Year's celebrations in...
Fireworks explode beside Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad) at Prater park during New Year's celebrations in Vienna January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (AUSTRIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
LEBANON
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January 01, 2012
Fireworks explode over downtown Beirut during New Year celebrations January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed...
Beirut, Lebanon
Fireworks explode over downtown Beirut during New Year celebrations
Fireworks explode over downtown Beirut during New Year celebrations January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY CITYSPACE)
POLAND/
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January 01, 2012
Fireworks explode over the city of Warsaw during new year celebrations January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Kacper...
Warsaw, Poland
Fireworks explode over the city of Warsaw during new year celebrations
Fireworks explode over the city of Warsaw during new year celebrations January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: SOCIETY CITYSPACE)
MACEDONIA
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January 01, 2012
Fireworks explode near a bronze sculpture of Alexander the Great on his horse Bucephalus, in Skopje's...
Skopje, Macedonia
Fireworks explode near a bronze sculpture of Alexander the Great on his horse Bucephalus, in Skopje's...
Fireworks explode near a bronze sculpture of Alexander the Great on his horse Bucephalus, in Skopje's central square during New Year celebrations January 1, 2012. The statue, which measures 12.5 metres in height and stands on a 10 metre high pedestal, is part of a cultural project "Skopje 2014". REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski (MACEDONIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CITYSPACE SOCIETY)
GREECE/
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December 31, 2011
Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon atop the hill of the Acropolis during New Year's day...
Athens, Greece
Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon during New Year's day celebrations in Athens
Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon atop the hill of the Acropolis during New Year's day celebrations in Athens January 1, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis(GREECE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
RUSSIA/
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December 31, 2011
Thousands of people watch fireworks during New Year's Day celebration on Red Square in Moscow, January...
Moscow, Russia
Thousands of people watch fireworks during New Year's Day celebration on Red Square in Moscow
Thousands of people watch fireworks during New Year's Day celebration on Red Square in Moscow, January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDONESIA/
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December 31, 2011
Residents watch fireworks explode in front of the National Monument (Monas) during New Year celebrations...
Jakarta, Indonesia
Residents watch fireworks explode in front of the National Monument (Monas) during New Year celebrations...
Residents watch fireworks explode in front of the National Monument (Monas) during New Year celebrations in Jakarta January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Supri (INDONESIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY)
CHINA/
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December 31, 2011
Visitors take photographs of a light show at "Temple of Heaven" during the New Year Countdown Ceremony...
Beijing, China
Visitors take photographs of a light show at "Temple of Heaven" during the New Year Countdown Ceremony...
Visitors take photographs of a light show at "Temple of Heaven" during the New Year Countdown Ceremony in Beijing January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Soo Hoo Zheyang (CHINA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
USA/
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January 01, 2012
Fireworks explode over Waikiki Beach to ring in the new year in Honolulu, Hawaii January 1, 2012. Hawaii...
Honolulu, UNITED STATES
Fireworks explode over Waikiki Beach to ring in the new year in Honolulu
Fireworks explode over Waikiki Beach to ring in the new year in Honolulu, Hawaii January 1, 2012. Hawaii is one of the last places on earth that will usher in the New Year. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
BRITAIN
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January 01, 2012
Fireworks explode from The Big Ben clock tower and the London Eye during New Year celebrations in London...
London, United Kingdom
Fireworks explode from The Big Ben clock tower and the London Eye during New Year celebrations in London...
Fireworks explode from The Big Ben clock tower and the London Eye during New Year celebrations in London January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL CITYSPACE)
AFGHANISTAN/
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December 31, 2011
NATO troops from the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) celebrate New Year's Eve...
Kabul, Afghanistan
NATO troops from the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) celebrate New Year's Eve...
NATO troops from the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) celebrate New Year's Eve in Kabul December 31, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY MILITARY)
USA/
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January 01, 2012
A capacity crowd fills the Cathederal Church of St. John the Divine with lit candles during New Year's...
New York, UNITED STATES
A crowd fills a church with lit candles during New Year's Eve "Concert for Peace" in New York
A capacity crowd fills the Cathederal Church of St. John the Divine with lit candles during New Year's Eve "Concert for Peace" in New York, December 31, 2011. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
SAFRICA/
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January 01, 2012
People celebrate New Years Day on a beach in Durban January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (SOUTH AFRICA...
Durban, South Africa
People celebrate New Years Day on a beach in Durban
People celebrate New Years Day on a beach in Durban January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
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December 31, 2011
Students sit in a formation during their New Year's Day celebrations at a school in the western Indian...
Ahmedabad, India
Students sit in a formation during their New Year's Day celebrations at a school in Ahmedabad
Students sit in a formation during their New Year's Day celebrations at a school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 31, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
BRITAIN/
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December 30, 2011
People stand on Calton Hill as they watch a fireworks display during the annual torchlight procession...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
People stand on Calton Hill as they watch a fireworks display during the annual torchlight procession...
People stand on Calton Hill as they watch a fireworks display during the annual torchlight procession to mark the start of Hogmanay (New Year) celebrations in Edinburgh December 30, 2011. The annual torchlight procession starts at the Parliament Square and finishes with a fireworks display at Calton Hill in Edinburgh. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
SINGAPORE/
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December 30, 2011
A base jumper leaps off the Skypark of the Marina Bay Sands during a practice jump in Singapore December...
Singapore, Singapore
A base jumper leaps off the Skypark of the Marina Bay Sands during a practice jump in Singapore
A base jumper leaps off the Skypark of the Marina Bay Sands during a practice jump in Singapore December 30, 2011. Seven international professional base jumpers will jump off the 57-storey high public observation deck on January 1 to welcome the new year. REUTERS/Tim Chong (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
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January 01, 2012
Revelers pose for a picture during a celebration to mark the start of the new year in New York, December...
New York, UNITED STATES
Revelers pose for a picture during a celebration to mark the start of the new year in New York
Revelers pose for a picture during a celebration to mark the start of the new year in New York, December 31, 2011. REUTERS/Kena Betancur (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
USA/
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January 01, 2012
Revellers watch New Year's Eve celebrations on the slopes at Jiminy Peak in Hancock, Massachusetts December...
HANCOCK, UNITED STATES
Revellers watch New Year's Eve celebrations on the slopes at Jiminy Peak in Hancock
Revellers watch New Year's Eve celebrations on the slopes at Jiminy Peak in Hancock, Massachusetts December 31, 2011.
REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
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January 01, 2012
Revellers celebrate on New Year's Eve at Times Square in New York, December 31, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo...
New York, UNITED STATES
Revellers celebrate on New Year's Eve at Times Square in New York
Revellers celebrate on New Year's Eve at Times Square in New York, December 31, 2011. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
CHINA/
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December 31, 2011
People gather during the New Year celebrations on the Bund near the Huangpu River in Shanghai January...
Shanghai, China
People gather during the New Year celebrations on the Bund near the Huangpu River in Shanghai
People gather during the New Year celebrations on the Bund near the Huangpu River in Shanghai January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
JAPAN/
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January 02, 2012
Japan's Emperor Akihito (centre L) and Empress Michiko (centre R) wave to well-wishers with other members...
Tokyo, Japan
Members of Japan's royal family wave to well-wishers during a public appearance for New Year celebrations...
Japan's Emperor Akihito (centre L) and Empress Michiko (centre R) wave to well-wishers with other members of the royal family during a public appearance for New Year celebrations at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo January 2, 2012. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY ROYALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FRANCE/
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January 01, 2012
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers his New Year's speech to people who worked on New Year's...
Metz, France
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers his New Year's speech to people who worked on New Year's...
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers his New Year's speech to people who worked on New Year's Eve, at the Prefecture in Metz January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS)
TAIWAN/
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January 01, 2012
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou (R) and First Lady Christine Chow Mei-ching wave national flags during...
Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwan's President Ma and his wife wave national flags during the New Year's Day flag-raising ceremony...
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou (R) and First Lady Christine Chow Mei-ching wave national flags during the New Year's Day flag-raising ceremony in front of the presidential office in Taipei January 1, 2012. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: POLITICS)
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December 30, 2011
Trader Peter Tuchman of Quattro M Securities Inc. wears "2012" glasses as he works on the main trading...
New York, UNITED STATES
Trader Tuchman of Quattro M. Securities wears "2012" glasses during the final trading day of 2011 in...
Trader Peter Tuchman of Quattro M Securities Inc. wears "2012" glasses as he works on the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the final trading day of 2011 in New York December 30, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
INDIA/
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December 30, 2011
A man has his beard trimmed to the shape of "2012" to welcome the New Year inside a barbershop in the...
Ahmedabad, India
A man has his beard trimmed to the shape of "2012" to welcome the New Year inside a barbershop in the...
A man has his beard trimmed to the shape of "2012" to welcome the New Year inside a barbershop in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad December 30, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
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December 29, 2011
Children chase confetti from the annual "air worthiness test" in Times Square as it flutters down during...
New York, UNITED STATES
Children chase confetti from the annual "air worthiness test" in Times Square as it flutters down during...
Children chase confetti from the annual "air worthiness test" in Times Square as it flutters down during preparations for New Years Eve celebrations in New York December 29, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
NEPAL
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December 30, 2011
A vendor sells balloons during a New Year parade in Kathmandu December 30, 2011. The indigenous Gurung...
Kathmandu, Nepal
A vendor sells balloons during a New Year parade in Kathmandu
A vendor sells balloons during a New Year parade in Kathmandu December 30, 2011. The indigenous Gurung community celebrates the year of the vulture during Tamu Lhosa (New Year) on Friday. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY)
NEWYEARS/
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December 30, 2011
The New Year's Eve Ball, which measures 12 feet, weighs 11,875 pounds, and is adorned with 2,688 Waterford...
New York, UNITED STATES
The New Year's Eve Ball, which measures 12 feet and weighs 11,875 pounds, and is adorned with 2,688 Waterford...
The New Year's Eve Ball, which measures 12 feet, weighs 11,875 pounds, and is adorned with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles of various sizes is tested atop One Times Square in New York December 30, 2011. Upwards of 1 million people are expected to pack the Times Square area to watch as the ball drops at midnight on New year's eve ushering in 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
USA/
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December 29, 2011
Organizers toss confetti from a window during the annual "air worthiness test" in Times Square during...
New York, UNITED STATES
Organizers toss confetti from a window during the annual "air worthiness test" in Times Square during...
Organizers toss confetti from a window during the annual "air worthiness test" in Times Square during preparations for New Years Eve celebrations in New York December 29, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE:GM1E98K1U0I01
PERU/
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December 29, 2011
Shamans wearing ponchos and hats perform a ritual for 2012 at the San Cristobal hill in Lima December...
Lima, Peru
Shamans wearing ponchos and hats perform a ritual for 2012 at the San Cristobal hill in Lima
Shamans wearing ponchos and hats perform a ritual for 2012 at the San Cristobal hill in Lima December 29, 2011. A group of shamans met in a new year's ritual of invoking the gods, spitting and spraying garishly colored potions and strewing flower petals to the beats of drums and rattles on a hill overlooking Lima decked with skulls, shells and beads. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY)
USA/
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December 28, 2011
A woman uses a mallet to destroy a computer mouse and seashells on "Good Riddance Day" in New York December...
New York, UNITED STATES
A woman uses a mallet to destroy a computer mouse and seashells on "Good Riddance Day" in New York
A woman uses a mallet to destroy a computer mouse and seashells on "Good Riddance Day" in New York December 28, 2011. The annual "Good Riddance Day" event invites people to shred messages that represent memories or events that they want to forget as they enter the new year. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
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December 28, 2011
Fireworks explode across the Yenisei River during the opening ceremony of the main city's New Year tree...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Fireworks explode across the Yenisei River during the opening ceremony of the main city's New Year tree...
Fireworks explode across the Yenisei River during the opening ceremony of the main city's New Year tree in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk December 28, 2011. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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