People gathered and said Goodbye to 2016 and welcomed the new year under skies lit up with fireworks over some of the world’s most iconic landmarks.
With some spectacular shows coloring the dark nights, here are some of the best shots from around the globe:
This year’s spectacular fireworks display in Sydney paid homage to the late singers Prince and David Bowie, who died in 2016.
Fireworks around The Elizabeth Tower, also known as ‘Big Ben’, and the London Eye during New Year’s celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2017.
source: AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS
Greece welcomes 2017 with a fireworks display over the Parthenon temple in central Athens.
Dubai welcomes 2017 with a spectacular fireworks display in Downtown Dubai with the world most tallest building Burj Khalifa illuminated in various hues.
source: PR newswire
Marina Bay Singapore sparkling and welcoming the new year.
Malaysia’s landmark Petronas twin towers during new year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur.
Fireworks shine over the Arc de Triomphe monument with a laser and 3D mapping in Paris.
In just five minutes, Five hundred kilos of fireworks were blasted from Auckland in New Zealand’s Sky Tower.