Saturday, January 07, 2012

2012 New Year celebrations around the world

Fireworks explode across the Yenisei River during the opening ceremony of the main city's New Year tree in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

A man has his beard trimmed to the shape of '2012' to welcome the New Year inside a barbershop in Ahmedabad, India.
Cars drive on a street which is illuminated for New Year's Eve in Tbilisi.
A man selects red lanterns at a Chinese Lunar New Year decoration market in Shenyang, Liaoning province. Red decorations are customarily used by the Chinese to usher in the Lunar New Year, which starts on January 23, 2012.
Members of the Cryophil amateur winter bathing club hold a Christmas tree in the Yenisei River as they celebrate the upcoming New Year in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
The New Year's Eve Ball, which measures 12 feet, weighs 11,875 pounds, and is adorned with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles of various sizes is tested atop One Times Square in New York. Upwards of 1 million people are expected to pack the Times Square area to watch as the ball drops at midnight on New year's eve ushering in 2012.
Tourists riding an open air bus look up as confetti from the annual "air worthiness test" flutters down during preparations for New Years Eve celebrations in Times Square in New York.
Fireworks light up the skyline over Sydney Harbour during the midnight fireworks session as Sydney Celebrates New Year's on January 1, 2012, in Sydney, Australia.
A Pakistani barber gives a 2012 hair cut on a man to celebrate New Year's at a barber shop in Rawalpindi, on December 31, 2011.
Fireworks explode in downtown Jakarta's sky during the New Year 2012 celebrations on December 31, 2011.

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