Fireworks and festivities usher in 2016 around the globe
In Paris, the Champs Elysees was at the heart of the festivities, amid heightened security.
The usual fireworks display was cancelled and a video performance was shown instead.
Across the Channel, in London, thousands lined the banks of the River Thames as the night sky was filled with fireworks.
The London Eye provided the backdrop for the stunning display.
All eyes have been on the sky in Moscow too. Crowds gathered along the Moskva river to see the colourful celebrations, as Russia welcomed 2016.
Egyptians have also been celebrating the new year with a massive fireworks display, with the backdrop of the ancient pyramids.
Australia was among the first to see in 2016. In Sydney, more than a million people gathered in the Harbour area to enjoy the annual fireworks extravaganza.
There were more colourful sights and sounds in Beijing, as China celebrated the start of a new year.
In reclusive North Korea, there were no fireworks. But there was a special televised address.
You may be interested
Justice Ministry to address concerns over ‘pothen esches’ declarationsmakis - Oct 19, 2017
Alternate Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos on Thursday said that a new ministerial decision will be issued to address the concerns…
Deadline for EFKA dues is extendedmakis - Oct 19, 2017
The 650,000 farmers and self-employed professionals who have not paid the social security contributions they still owe for 2016 have…
Athens expresses concern over continued demolition of houses of Greek ethnic minority in Albaniamakis - Oct 19, 2017
The Greek Foreign Ministry expressed concerns regarding the decision by the Albanian authorities to proceed with the demolition of residences…