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The world has welcomed in 2023 with firework displays, concerts and parties.

The Pacific nation of Kiribati was the first to see in the new year, while the US state of Hawaii was among the last to mark the beginning of 2023.

Here are some of the best images from celebrations across the globe.

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A person wears 2023 glasses during New Year celebrations in Times Square during the first New Year's Eve event without restrictions since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York,

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Fireworks explode in the sky as Big Ben strikes midnight in London

A light and fireworks show displayed on the Arc de Triomphe as revellers celebrate the new year 2023 on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, France, 01 January 2023.

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Hundreds of people gather at midnight during the traditional New Year's Eve Chimes on the last day of 2022 and to welcome in 2023, in Madrid, Spain, 31 December 2022

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A woman after the New Year's Eve Chimes 2022, at Puerta del Sol, on January 1, 2023, in Madrid, Spain.

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Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year's Day celebrations, in Athens, Greece

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Residents of the capital and tourists celebrate the arrival of the New Year at Zamkowy Square in Warsaw, Poland

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Fireworks near the Opera House in Oslo on New Years Eve

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People gathered next to a Christmas tree to celebrate the New Year eve before a curfew, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in front of the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine

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Fireworks explode over Wat Arun of the temple of dawn during the New Year celebrations, in Bangkok, Thailand, January 1, 2023.

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Fireworks explode from the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, during the celebrations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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People in Wuhan, China, release balloons as they gather to celebrate amid a rise of Covid-19 cases in the country

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Fireworks in Sydney

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A man celebrates New Year's Eve with a kid in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia January 1, 2023.

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Fireworks fill the sky over Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro

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Fireworks illuminate the night sky over Balneario resort city during New Year's celebrations in Acapulco, Mexico

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Revellers celebrate during a New Year's Eve party in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines,

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People gather to celebrate the clocks turning midnight in Seoul, South Korea

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Revellers release balloons as they take part in New Year celebrations in Tokyo, Japan

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Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong

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People celebrate new year in Taipei, in Taiwan, as fireworks light up the skyline from the Taipei 101 building

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