A Global Tour of 2014 New Year Firework Celebrations through Photography

Most countries around the world welcome each New Year with extravagant firework displays these days. Some of the largest celebrations are held in London, New York, Dubai and Moscow... to name but a few. The first place on Earth to see in the New Year is Christmas Island, which is a territory of Australia and is situated in the Indian Ocean, and the last place on Earth to welcome the New Year is Honolulu in Hawaii which is a state of America and is a group of islands situated in the Pacific Ocean.

There is a 24 hour difference between these two locations, although only a little over 2,000km distance between them. No matter whether your country sees the New Year in first or last or anywhere in between, you can be sure there will be an impressive firework display in some city at night as the clock strikes 12. So we have collected some of the best of the early photographs of the New Year firework displays from around the world, as people said farewell to 2013 and welcomed 2014.

2014 New Year Fireworks Worldwide

London, United Kingdom

London

London

London

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

New York, USA

New York

New York

New York

San Francisco, USA

San Francisco

San Francisco

Philadelphia, USA

Philadelphia

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai

Dubai

Dubai

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Singapore

Singapore

Singapore

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok

Taipei City, Taiwan

Taipei City

Moscow, Russia

Moscow

Berlin, Germany

Berlin

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam

Athens, Greece

Athens

Sidney, Australia

Sydney

Sydney

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Conclusion

Hopefully you saw the New Year in with an awesome firework display in your own home town, or perhaps you partied the night away.

Everyone here at Onextrapixel would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2014. Happy New Year!

Images credit: The Daily Telegraph, BBC News, The Daily Mail

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