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In pictures: New Year's Eve around the world
Capital cities from Hong Kong to London and New York ushered in 2013 with colourful pyrotechnics and musical extravaganzas, including in reclusive Burma where the country’s first public New Year countdown took place.
From the glittering New Year’s ball drop in New York’s Times Square to joyous fireworks in London and cheers in a once-isolated Asian country, the world did its best to ring in 2013 with hope for renewal after a year of economic uncertainty, searing violence and natural disasters.
FRANCE 24 takes a look at the best pictures of the 2013 celebrations around the world.