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This Is How The World Celebrated 2017 (And The End Of Goddamn 2016)

So long, 2016!

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Jakarta, Indonesia

Beawiharta Beawiharta / Reuters

People marveled at a fireworks show at Jakarta's famous Selamat Datang Monument during the city's New Year's Eve celebrations.


Taipei, Taiwan

Tyrone Siu / Reuters

Taipei's well-known building, Taipei 101, was easily the main focus of the city's new year celebrations as fireworks exploded from the structure.

Sydney, Australia

Saeed Khan / AFP / Getty Images

In Sydney, the city's Harbour Bridge and Opera House were once again the centerpieces of the annual fireworks display, as people watched on boats or on land.

Seoul, South Korea

Jung Yeon-je / AFP / Getty Images

In Seoul, protesters turned New Year's Eve into a political event holding a candle-lit rally calling for President Park Geun-Hye's immediate departure from office.

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