After surviving a total of 365 days on planet earth, the countdown to 1 January, 2018 was frenzied as usual, with revelers around the world starting their celebrations ahead of time.
Millions of people throughout the world celebrated the new year on the night between December 31 to January 1, and on this part of the world, survivors partied like there’d be no tomorrow well into the early hours of Monday.
These pictures were assembled from New Year’s Eve celebrations as it happened in France, Slovenia, Russia, North Korea, Greece and other countries. Enjoy!
People fly lanterns at Borobudur temple during New Year celebrations in Magelang, Indonesia, January 1, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.
Fireworks explode over the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin, Germany, January 1, 2018.
Worshippers pray during a New Year’s Day visit to Meiji shrine in Tokyo on January 1, 2018.
People celebrate the New Year with a fireworks show at the Binnenhof in The Hague, the Netherlands on January 1, 2018.
Dancers perform in front of revelers during the New Year’s celebrations at Parliament square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.
Fireworks explode over the River Thames behind the Elizabeth Tower, which contains the bell known as “Big Ben”, at the Houses of Parliament in London, as New Year’s celebrations take place after midnight, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.
Confetti drops over the crowd as the clock strikes midnight during the New Year’s celebration in Times Square as seen from the Marriott Marquis in New York, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga members dance during a gathering to celebrate the New Year on the frontline in Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad, on December 31, 2017.
Participants pose for photos after a New Year count in Beijing, China, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.
People react during the New Year’s Eve celebrations on Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on December 31, 2017.
Revelers cheer after the countdown in Times Square during the New Year’s celebration early Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in New York.