New Year's Eve around the world

London. John Phillips/Getty Images for Unicef

Several major cities cancelled New Year’s Eve celebrations after warnings of terrorist attacks.

Brussels and Paris scrapped their fireworks displays and much of Europe welcomed 2016 in a subdued fashion.

However, the rest of the world partied hard. Here’s a selection of photos of New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Rio de Janeiro

Lighting candles on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mario Tama/Getty Images




The Auckland Sky Tower. Hannah Peters/Getty Images


A rainy New Year’s Eve party at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Adam Berry/Getty Images


Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

New York

The New York Police Department had 6,000 officers in the Times Square area. by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

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