Spectator boats in Sydney Harbour (below) look on as the 9pm family based New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on December 31, 2012. Later at midnight, Sydney will kick off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013, from Dubai to Moscow and London, with long-isolated Yangon joining the global pyrotechnics for the first time. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD
World welcomes New Year 2013
A wave of dazzling firework displays and festivities from Dubai to Sydney say goodbye to 2012 and welcome the new year.