In pictures: Countries around the world ring in New Year 2018

People across the world welcome 2018 in their own ways.

UK rings in New Year with sensational fireworks display

As Big Ben struck midnight, fireworks were set off beside an illuminated London Eye to the delight of crowds watching from the south bank of the Thames. (Reuters)

New Year's revelry at the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Crowds are seen at the Eiffel Tower during New Year's celebrations in Paris on December 31.
(AFP)

Laser show at Dubai's Burj Khalifa

A spectacular laser show at Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, to mark the New Year's eve celebrations in Dubai. (AFP)

Sydney welcomes 2018

Fireworks light the sky over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney. (AFP)

Chattrapathi Shivaji Terminus all lit up before New Year

People gets into the festive spirit in front of the lit up Chattrapathi Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations in Mumbai.
(AFP)

Sao Silvestre international race

Sao Silvestre international race in Sao Paulo, Brazil is a long-distance running event, the oldest and most prestigious street race in Brazil.

This year about thirty thousand runners participated in the traditional New Year's Eve event. (AFP)

Mass wedding in Indonesia

A Jakarta local government personnel conducts a mass wedding to welcome and celebrate the New Year 2018, attended by about 500 couples. (AFP)

Countdown begins in Singapore

Fireworks burst over the skyline during an hourly display leading up to the final countdown for the New Year 2018 celebrations in Singapore (AFP)

Fireworks light the sky of Seoul

Fireworks light the sky over the Lotte World Tower, a 123-floor and 1821-foot (555 m) building, after midnight during a countdown event to celebrate the New Year in Seoul. (AFP)