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In photos: Here's how the world celebrated the New Year

Goodbye 2016.

PEOPLE ACROSS THE world celebrated with parties, shows and fireworks to ring in 2017 and say goodbye to a 2016 full of political surprises and celebrity deaths.

In Dublin, the crowd battled the elements at the St Stephen’s Green concert as part of the NYE Festival Celebrations.

90437554 Source: Leon Farrell via RollingNews.ie

90437555 Source: Leon Farrell via Photocall Ireland

London

Fireworks lit up the sky over Parliament in central London during the New Year celebrations.

New Year 2017 celebrations Source: Ben Stevens/PA Wire/PA Images

Thousands of people held up the lights on their mobile phones on the Embankment in central London during the celebrations.

New Year 2017 celebrations Source: PA Wire/PA Images

New York

Revelers celebrated the New Year as confetti flew over New York’s Times Square as seen from the Marriott Marquis.

NYC New Years Eve Source: Mary Altaffer

A police officer took a photo of revelers playing in the confetti during the celebrations.

NYC New Years Eve Source: Mary Altaffer

Mariah Carey had a botched performance at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square appearing to have technical difficulties.

She even stopped singing her song “Emotions,” paced the stage and told the audience to finish the lyrics for her.

She told the crowd, “I’m trying to be a good sport here.”

New Year's Eve Times Square Performances Source: Greg Allen via PA

New Year's Eve Times Square Performances Source: AP/Press Association Images

Las Vegas

Fireworks exploded over the Las Vegas Strip during the New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Las Vegas New Years Eve Source: John Locher

Some people danced on the streets to ring in the New Year.

Las Vegas New Years Eve Source: John Locher

While others played on slot machines.

Las Vegas New Years Eve Source: John Locher

Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Worshippers headed to the altar to offer New Year prayers at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura.

Japan New Year Source: Shizuo Kambayashi

Visitors tied “omikuji,” or fortune slip, on New Year’s Day at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

Japan New Year Source: Shizuo Kambayashi

Worshippers also offered New Year’s prayers for good luck during their first visit of the year to the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine.

Japan New Year Source: Shizuo Kambayashi

South Korea 

Buddhists prayed during a service to wish for peace and reunification on the Korean peninsula at Imjingak in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea.

South Korea Koreas Tensions Source: Ahn Young-joon

Read: Dublin Fire Brigade has already attended 200 ambulance calls since the New Year>

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