New Year 2020 — A look at celebrations across the world

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Dec 31, 2019, 11:10 PM(IST)

This photo was taken on December 26, 2019, shows people visiting a lantern show ahead of the 2020 new year in Shenyang, China's northeastern Liaoning province. (AFP Photo) Photograph: AFP


New Year festivities for 2020 has started as revellers bid goodbye to the last decade. Auckland in New Zealand was the principal significant city to ring in 2020 and kick off another decade.

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Iraqis gather near the citadel of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, during New Year's evening celebrations on December 31, 2019. (AFP Photo)

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Women pose for a picture in front of a 2020 luminous sign during New Year’s Eve in Seoul, South Korea December 31, 2019.   (AFP Photo)

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Members of the indigenous Gurung community wearing traditional attire perform as they take part in a New Year celebration ceremony known as 'Tamu Lhosar' in Kathmandu on December 31, 2019. (AFP Photo)

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New Zealanders were amongst the first in the world to celebrate the arrival of 2020 with a fireworks display that erupted from Auckland's 328-metre tall Sky Tower on Wednesday (January 1). (Reuters Photo)

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Revelers arrive early to watch the New Year countdown outside a shopping mall in downtown Bangkok on December 31, 2019. (AFP Photo)

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New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the traditional early family fireworks show, held before the main midnight event, on December 31, 2019. (AFP Photo)

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