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World welcomes new year with fireworks, parties, tight security

13 Janvier 2018

The frigid temperature made it the second coldest New Year's Eve ball drop on record in NY.

Fireworks explode over the port in Hamburg, northern Germany, on January 1, 2018, to usher in the new year.

Photo Workers prepare to install the last panels on the New Year's Eve ball above Times Square in New York City on Wednesday. Downtown will illuminate for about five minutes at midnight.

"Each New Year's Eve, consumers are injured because their judgment has been impaired by beer, wine or other alcoholic drink".

The temperature in midtown Manhattan is expected to plunge to about -12 degrees Celsius, making it the second coldest New Year on record.

The party at Celebration Square will now kick off at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday to keep people warm while they ring in 2018.

Melbourne Cruises offer a number of different event options for those who went to spend NYE on the water, from twilight and dinner cruises to party and midnight fireworks trips.

In Hong Kong, the city staged a stunning fireworks display over its famous Victoria Harbour and thousands watched as "shooting stars" were fired from the rooftops of skyscrapers during a 10-minute musical spectacular.

Outside Melbourne, three men were injured by illegal fireworks, one of them seriously after a firework exploded in his hand.

Nevada Army National Guard members, armed with rifles, were scattered strategically around the airport.

"Of the 1.6 million people who'll be around the edge of harbour tomorrow night, about 46 per cent of them will likely be worldwide visitors", she said. Barriers also were set up along the Champs-Elysees in a bid to prevent any potential vehicle attacks.

It is a pretty popular camp ground but if you can get in early then the views and great location are certainly worth it. "We're ready for any situation, and hopefully it'll go off without any problems". Also, be sure to dress warm as a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect in our area from 1 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Monday. Security was tight, but officials said there was no particular alert. You early birds won't miss a single boom or pop.

Las Vegas Boulevard South will close starting around 6:15 p.m.in both directions between Mandalay Bay and SLS Las Vegas to make way for tens of thousands of revelers.

A young man wearing a white cap appears to chase the man and push him down on to the road and, while others watch on, punch the victim again and again.

In downtown Las Vegas, closures start at 7 a.m.

In Japan, people celebrated the arrival the of the Year of the Dog, eating New Year's food such as noodles, shrimp and sweet black beans and praying for peace and good fortune.

World welcomes new year with fireworks, parties, tight security