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Festive And Beautiful Photos Of New Year's Eve Celebrations Around The Globe

The world rings in 2015 with fireworks and party favors.

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The installation was made up of 25,000 "wishing spheres" on which people had penned their hopes for 2015, which marks the 50th year of the city-state's independence.

In Russia, fireworks illuminated the frigid sky over St. Basil's Cathedral and Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower in Moscow.

Tatyana Makeyeva / Reuters

The tower was covered by scaffolding during celebrations of New Year's Day in Red Square.

And of course, the revelers were ready to ring in the new year with parties in Brazil.

AP / Felipe Dana

A wave crashes on two girls hugging as they usher in the new year as fireworks explode over Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

In New York City, people gathered at Times Square to watch the ball drop..

AP Photo/Tina Fineberg

Balloons are released as revelers take part in the New Year's Eve festivities.

We will be updating this article as the clock strikes midnight in more countries.

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