2016 arrived with a display of enthusiasm and celebration as cities around the world welcomed a new year.

First in Australia, 2016 spread westward, arriving last in the Americas. As the new year took hold in international metropolises, people partied.

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Fireworks and crowds were everywhere, but there were also confetti angels and police – plenty of police.

 

Here are some of the moments captured as populations celebrated a new beginning.

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