2014 celebrations across the globe

Ushering in 2014 with fireworks and festivities around the world.

  • Swimmers in fancy dress participate in the New Year's Day Looney Dook swim at South Queensferry JaShong King Reuters

  • Swimmers in fancy dress participate in the New Year's Day Looney Dook swim at South Queensferry JaShong King Reuters

  • Fireworks fired from casino rooftops explode over the Las Vegas Strip just after midnight in Las Vegas JaShong King Reuters

  • Partygoers attend the first New Year's Eve celebrations at the Grand Park in Los Angeles JaShong King Reuters

  • People ride in a car sprayed with words to celebrate the New Year in downtown Beirut JaShong King Reuters

  • Fireworks explode during New Year's celebrations at Martyrs Square in downtown Beirut JaShong King Reuters

  • A reveller strikes a pose as she is photographed by friends amid police and confetti after New Year celebrations in New York JaShong King Reuters

  • Fireworks go off at midnight on New Year's Eve in Times Square in New York Yuanlin Koh Reuters

  • Revellers take photos while lying in confetti after New Year celebrations in New York JaShong King Reuters

  • A policeman walks through confetti after it was dropped on revelers at midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York JaShong King Reuters

  • Fireworks explode past the Times Square Ball after it dropped to signal the start of the new year in Times Square, Midtown, New York JaShong King Reuters

  • Confetti is dropped on revelers at midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York Jeremy Schultz Reuters

  • A sailor kisses a woman during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York JaShong King Reuters

  • Miley Cyrus performs for revelers in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York JaShong King Reuters

  • Confetti is dropped on revelers at midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York JaShong King Reuters

  • A professional diver holds a "Welcome 2014" banner inside a large aquarium at a ocean park in Manila JaShong King Reuters

  • Visitors watch a light show as part of a New Year countdown celebration on The Bund in Shanghai Jeremy Schultz Reuters

  • Fireworks explode in the sky over Pyongyang as part of New Year celebrations in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency JaShong King Reuters

  • Revellers take part in New Year's celebrations in Coin Jeremy Schultz Reuters

  • Fireworks explode during a pyrotechnics show to celebrate the New Year in the coastal city of Valparaiso Jeremy Schultz Reuters

  • People watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations at the Pavao Pavaozinho slum in Rio de Janeiro Jeremy Schultz Reuters

  • Fireworks explode around the London Eye wheel during New Year celebrations in central London Jeremy Schultz Reuters

  • People look towards fireworks exploding from Times Square's New Year's Eve Ball during New Year's Eve celebrations at Times Square in New York Jeremy Schultz Reuters

  • Fireworks explode over Independence Square where pro-European integration supporters take part in New Year celebrations, in central Kiev Jeremy Schultz Reuters

  • Fireworks explode around the London Eye wheel during New Year celebrations in central London Yuanlin Koh Reuters

  • Fireworks explode over Edinburgh Castle during the Hogmanay (New Year) street party celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland Jeremy Schultz Reuters

  • Fireworks explode over the city of Innsbruck and the Nordkette mountains during New Year celebrations Jeremy Schultz Reuters

  • Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis hill during New Year's Day celebrations in Athens Jeremy Schultz Reuters

  • Fireworks explode next to the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate during New Year celebrations in Berlin Jeremy Schultz Reuters

  • Fireworks explode in the sky during New Year celebrations in Moscow's Red Square Jeremy Schultz Reuters

  • Revellers kiss during New Year celebrations in Moscow's Red Square Hazliza Hazlan Reuters

  • Fireworks explode in the skies above Kayawait palace hotel as people usher in the new year during a 2014 new year's count down party in Yangon Canice Leung Reuters

  • Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour at midnight, ushering in the new year, in Sydney Canice Leung Reuters

  • A man wearing eyewear in the shape of the year 2014 waits for a countdown event to celebrate the arrival of the the new year at the Badaling section of the Great Wall in Beijing ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Visitors take pictures and videos during a fireworks explode over Oriental Pearl Tower as part of a New Year countdown celebration on the Bund in Shanghai ExeUser ExeUser ExeUser

  • Light and laser illuminate the Great Wall of China to celebrate the new year at the Badaling section of the Great Wall, in Beijing Yuanlin Koh Reuters

  • Fireworks explode from Taiwan's tallest skyscraper, the Taipei 101 during New Year celebrations in Taipei Canice Leung Reuters

  • Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour to usher in the new year, in Sydney Canice Leung Reuters

  • Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour to usher in the new year, in Sydney Canice Leung Reuters

  • Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong Canice Leung Reuters

  • Fireworks are seen as a Palestinian waves Fatah flag to celebrate the new year and the 49th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, in Gaza City Canice Leung Reuters

  • Fireworks explode near the Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur Canice Leung Reuters

  • A man leads his horse as he walks past a message left by a visitor on the sand during New Year's Eve in Karachi Canice Leung Reuters

  • The ball that will drop at midnight is pictured ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York Clarissa Cavalheiro Thomson Reuters

  • A Shinto priest takes part in a ritual to bid farewell to 2013 and prepare for the arrival of the new year in Tokyo Canice Leung Reuters

  • A reveller writes "2014" with sparklers ahead of New Year's Eve, in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris Clarissa Cavalheiro Thomson Reuters