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Bringing in 2014

Updated 5:35 AM ET, Wed January 1, 2014
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Fireworks fill the air over the San Francisco skyline, near the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, as part of New Year's Eve celebrations just after midnight on Wednesday, January 1. Click through to see other New Year's celebrations around the world: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Revelers cheer under falling confetti at the stroke of midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square, New York City, just after midnight on January 1.
Isabel Lord wears a pair of 2014 glasses during First Night in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 31. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images
Fireworks explode above the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, skyline as part of New Year's celebrations on January 1. Ed Jones/AFP/GettyImages
Revelers gather on Duval Street in Key West, Florida, to celebrate the new year. Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/AP
Fireworks explode during Year's Eve celebrations in Toronto, Canada. Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press/AP
Brad and Amber Kerman of Ventura, California, kiss as the ball drops during the New Year's Eve party in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Wednesday, January 1. Andrew Kuhn/MLive/Landov
Fireworks light the sky over Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro just after midnight on Wednesday, January 1. Leo Correa/AP
A woman holds a champagne bottle during New Year's celebrations in Bucharest, Romania. Vadim Ghirda/AP
New Year's celebrations take place in Funchal on Madeira, a Portuguese island in the Atlantic. HOMEM DE GOUVEIA/EPA/Landov
A couple kisses by the ancient Coliseum to celebrate the new year in Rome. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images
People celebrate the new year on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images
Thousands of people attend New Year's celebrations at Mont des Arts in Brussels, Belgium. OLIVIER HOSLET/EPA/Landov
New Year's fireworks illuminate the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. GEORGIOS KEFALAS/EPA/Landov
People watch fireworks explode over the Vardar River during New Year's celebrations in Skopje, Macedonia. Boris Grdanoski/AP
People take part in New Year's celebrations at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images
Fireworks light up Big Ben and the London skyline during New Year's celebrations. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
New Year's celebrations take place near the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. REMKO DE WAAL/EPA/Landov
People ring in the new year at Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania. PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images
Fireworks welcome the new year over the National Stadium and the Vistula River in Warsaw, Poland. RAFAL GUZ/EPA/LANDOV
Fireworks explode over the landmark Brandenburg Gate to bring in the new year in Berlin on Wednesday, January 1. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images
Drummers perform at the New Year's Winter Carnival in Newcastle, England. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/AP
Fireworks burst over the ancient Parthenon temple on the Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece. ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS/EPA/LANDOV
People ride a Ferris wheel as fireworks illuminate the sky during New Year's celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland. David Cheskin/PA Wire/AP
Fireworks explode near the citadel of Arbil during New Year's Eve celebrations in Irbil, Iraqi Kurdish Regional Administration, on January 1. Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty
New Year's fireworks explode over Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai set a new world record for largest fireworks display, according to Guinness World Records. The show featured 400,000 pyrotechnics and spanned more than 100 kilometres (62 miles). KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images
Fireworks explode above the central square of Rosa Khutor ski resort, a venue of the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, near Sochi, Russia during New Year's celebrations. Lesya Polyakova/AP
Fireworks light up the sky over St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square as Russians welcome the new year. Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Pakistani youth gather to celebrate New Year's on a street in Lahore. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
In Mumbai, an Indian boy lights the effigy of an old man, symbolizing the burning of the past in hopes of starting a new year without bad memories. Rafiq Maqbool/AP
The Bangkok Ball Drop, in Thailand's capital, became the highest New Year's Eve ball drop in the world at 266 meters (872 feet). Luke Duggleby/AP Images for lebua Hotels & Resorts
Fireworks light up the sky in Manila, Philippines. Bullit Marquez/AP
People perform on stage during a countdown party in Yangon, Myanmar. YE AUNG THUYe Aung Thu/AFP/AFP PHOTO/Getty Images
Fireworks are seen over Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong. JEROME FAVRE/EPA/LANDOV
People watch a fireworks display during celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan. Wally Santana/AP
Laser lights shoot from towers at the Great Wall of China in Beijing. Ng Han Guan/AP
Fireworks burst over the Singapore skyline during New Year's celebrations. ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images
Fireworks explode over Juche Tower and the Taedong River in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim Kwang Hyon/AP
Buddhist monks hold candles during celebrations at a temple in Seoul, South Korea. Ahn Young-joon/AP
South Koreans celebrate with drums during a New Year's festival in Jeju, South Korea. JEON HEON-KYUN/EPA/LANDOV
Balloons are released in Tokyo to celebrate 2014. KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images
A crowd watches the New Year's fireworks in Melbourne. Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images
Fireworks explode near the Harbor Bridge during New Year's celebrations in Sydney. As the city's spectacular celebration got under way, six people were rescued from a sinking boat on Sydney Harbor, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. Nikki Short/AAp Image/Landov
Indonesian military members release lanterns into the sky from Bintan Island, Indonesia. Yuli Seperi/Getty Images
Fireworks are set off from the Auckland Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand, to celebrate the first New Year's celebration of 2014. Hannah Johnston/Getty Images