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PHOTOS: Happy New Year from around the world

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2015 | 12:16 PM
BRITAIN: Lucy Cooke, Katie Cooke, Amy Middlemiss and Clarissa Newham use torches to display the year 2016 as they get ready to celebrate.
IRAQ: Celebrants welcome the New Year during the New Year's Eve celebration in a park in Basra.
AUSTRALIA: Fireworks explode over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge
INDIA: People throng a main thoroughfare as they celebrate during a count down to the year 2016, at Lucknow, India.
WASHINGTON: Colorful bursts of fireworks, a symbol of New Year's eve, in Seattle, Washington.
DUBAI: Smoke and flames pouring from a residential building, right, which also contains the Address Downtown Hotel, near the Burj Khalifa, centre, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates,
INDONESIA: Fireworks explode as thousands of people gather to watch, in the main business district on New Year's Eve in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Some parts of the world have already ushered in 2016 and for others, plans are in high gear for the celebration that will come with a new year.

Here are some of the sights and scenes captured by the Associated Press.