Happy New Year 2012

January 1, 2012 Updated: October 2, 2015
New Years Eve Is Celebrated In London With A Huge Fireworks Display
Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on Jan. 1, 2012 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to ring in Olympic year with a spectacular fireworks display. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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New York Celebrates New Year's Eve In Times Square
Thousands of revelers gather in New York's Times Square to celebrate the ball drop at the annual New Years Eve celebration on Dec. 31, 2011 in New York City. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
People enjoy fireworks at New Year's Eve celebrations ushering in 2012 at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto. (Evan Ning/The Epoch Times)

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A Pakistani barber gives a 2012 hair cut
A Pakistani barber gives a 2012 haircut on a man to celebrate New Year at a barbershop in Rawalpindi, on Dec. 31, 2011. (Strdel/AFP/Getty Images)
People watch the fireworks along Copacab
Several million people watched fireworks along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on New Year's Eve 2012. Rio has a reputation for hosting the world's biggest New Year's parties. (Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

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This aerial shot shows the rising sun on
The sun rises on New Year's morning behind from Mt. Fuji, Japan. All Nippon Airways organized a rising sun observation flight with 137 passengers on New Year's Day, 2012. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)
Sydney Celebrates New Years Eve
Fireworks light up the skyline over Sydney Harbor during the midnight fireworks show. Over 1.5 million people lined Sydney Harbor vantage points to watch the spectacular pyrotechnics. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Visit our special series, 2011 & Beyond, which looks forward into 2012 by taking stock of 2011.

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