New Year 2016 in pictures: Celebrations around the world

Fireworks light up the sky above Edinburgh castle as part of Hogmanay celebrations. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks light up the sky above Edinburgh castle as part of Hogmanay celebrations. Photo / Getty Images

Happy New Year, New Zealand - 2016 has arrived

Happy New Year! Welcome to the Herald's photo and video round-up of New Year celebrations from around the world.

Sydney Harbour explodes with light as revellers across Australia usher in 2016 in spectacular style. Photo / Getty Images
Sydney Harbour explodes with light as revellers across Australia usher in 2016 in spectacular style. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Photo / Getty Images

Thousands of people gather to watch New Year's Eve fireworks show in Sydney, Australia. Photo / Getty Images
Thousands of people gather to watch New Year's Eve fireworks show in Sydney, Australia. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Hong Kong. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Hong Kong. Photo / Getty Images
People write their new year wishes on cards placed inside the balloons and release them in a traditional ceremony at midnight in Tokyo. Photo / AP
People write their new year wishes on cards placed inside the balloons and release them in a traditional ceremony at midnight in Tokyo. Photo / AP

People watch the fireworks to celebrate the New Year at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. Photo / AP
People watch the fireworks to celebrate the New Year at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. Photo / AP
Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Bongeun Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea. Photo / AP
Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Bongeun Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea. Photo / AP

Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur. Photo / AP
Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur. Photo / AP
Looking to the future: Revellers in Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong. Photo / AP
Looking to the future: Revellers in Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong. Photo / AP
Fireworks are launched from Auckland's Sky Tower during New Year's Eve celebrations. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks are launched from Auckland's Sky Tower during New Year's Eve celebrations. Photo / Getty Images
Video

Fireworks explode over the Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) during the New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks explode over the Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) during the New Year's Eve celebrations on January 1, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks explode over the National Monument (Monas) on New Year's Eve in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo / Getty Images
Fireworks explode over the National Monument (Monas) on New Year's Eve in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo / Getty Images

Carrie Underwood performs at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. Photo / AP
Carrie Underwood performs at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. Photo / AP
A police officer, right, walks past revelers playing with confetti in New York's Times Square after the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the Marriott Marquis hotel. Photo / AP
A police officer, right, walks past revelers playing with confetti in New York's Times Square after the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the Marriott Marquis hotel. Photo / AP
Fireworks shoot out of a building during the annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. Photo / AP
Fireworks shoot out of a building during the annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square. Photo / AP

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