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Happy New Year! Here's how the rest of world rang in 2015

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Big Ben, London
Big Ben, London
Image: AP/Press Association Images

NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS took place all around the world last night, with crowds gathering to ring in the new year together, generally under a sky lit by fireworks.

Around the world

From New York, Paris and London, thousands of people took to the streets to welcome 2015 and enjoy the festivites.

Here’s how things went in Ireland, and here is a selection of events from around the world last night.

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    Revelers are engulfed by confetti in Times SquareSource: AP/Press Association Images
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    Times Square Source: AP/Press Association Images
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    he New Year's Eve ball, New York.Source: AP/Press Association Images
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    Dennis Brown, left, and his girlfriend Sheridan Nichols, of Johnson City, Tenn., kiss shortly after midnight in New York's Times Square Source: AP/Press Association Images
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    Celebrations in Paris.Source: AP/Press Association Images
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    People pray next to their cars during New Year's prayer service for the traffic safety of vehicles near Tokyo.Source: Eugene Hoshiko
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    Fireworks in Erfurt, central Germany.Source: AP/Press Association Images
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    New Year's celebrations at midnight in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.Source: AP/Press Association Images
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    Source: Yui Mok

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