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16 Things That Have Already Happened In 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR (from the Southern Hemisphere).

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1. 2015 has finally come to an end, at least in some parts of the world.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA! #ilovesydney

And while the majority of the world was just waking up to beginning of New Years Eve, the Southern Hemisphere celebrated being one day ahead by letting off a huge bunch of fireworks (again).

2. New Zealand brought it in first, being the first country on Earth to experience that sweet, sweet 2016 air.

#NewYear celebrations at Sky Tower in Auckland (New Zealand)

3. They celebrated by firing fireworks from their stick-thingy.

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Which, like, good for them.

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4. It was all very beautiful and firework-y.

5. And some people got real close to the action.

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6. And then Australia got involved with fireworks across Sydney's expansive harbour.

Welcome to 2016! The Sydney #NYE2016 fireworks are live on #ABCNews24 now #NYEABC

7. Sydney decided to celebrate by blasting fireworks from its coat hanger-thingy.

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8. It was all very lovely indeed.

Happy new year from Sydney! 🎉🎊 #SydNYE #SydneyNYE #nye

9. Will the act of blowing rockets up into the sky ever not be enjoyable?

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13. Melbourne also did its thing...

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15. And Adelaide did a little somethin somethin', too.

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