Top shots of New Year’s celebrations around the world, from Gaza to Hong Kong to Paris.
Fireworks explode over the Arc de Triomphe monument as part of New Year celebrations on January 1, 2017 in Paris. (AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE)
Revellers gather at the foot of the Eiffel Tower for the New Year celebration on January 1, 2017 in Paris. (AFP PHOTO / Martin Bertrand)
Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin’s landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the New Year on January 1, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / Odd Andersen)
Fireworks explode above the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year celebrations in Athens on January 1, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / ANGELOS TZORTZINIS)
Fireworks explode over Victoria harbour during New Year celebrations in Hong Kong on January 1, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / DALE DE LA REYDALE)
This long-exposure picture taken in Budapest on December 30, 2016 shows the number 2017, painted by a flashlight in front of a Christmas tree. (AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK)
Fireworks illuminate the sky near Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur on January 1, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFANMOHD)
Fireworks light up the sky over Kim Il Sung Square at midnight in Pyongyang to bring in New Year’s Day on January 1, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / Kim Won-Jin)
Palestinian artist Osama Sbeata, 26, lights the words “2017 Happy New Year” written in the sand in Gaza City on December 31, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED)
Duval Street in Key West, Florida is jammed with revelers outside the Bourbon St. Pub early Sunday, January 1, 2017. Thousands watched female impersonator, Gary Marion (C) as “Sushi,” descend in an oversized women’s red high-heel shoe.
The Red Shoe Drop is a Key West New Year’s Eve tradition and is one of four Florida Keys warm-weather takeoffs on New York City’s Times Square ball drop marking the arrival of the new year. (AFP PHOTO / Florida Keys News Bureau / Rob O’Neal)