People of all ages gathered in city centers across the globe on Monday night to usher in the new year, as dazzling displays of fireworks lit up the skies to mark 2013.
A woman celebrates the New Year as she watches fireworks exploding above Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.
The numbers "2013" are illuminated atop 1 Times Square as revelers celebrate the New Year in New York.
Revellers write 2013 using sparklers during the Hogmanay street party celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland.
North Koreans watch fireworks to greet the new year in Pyongyang.
A couple shares a kiss as they celebrate ahead of New Year's Day in Red Square in Moscow.
Party-goers launch a floating paper lantern into the sky to mark the new year in Red Square in Moscow.
A vendor arranges firecrackers as he awaits customers inside his makeshift stall along a sidewalk in Manila.
Fireworks explode over and around the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House with the arrival of the new year.