2011-2012 international New Year's celebrations

Cities around the world celebrate with fireworks and parties; NY's Times Square party features Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber.

January 1, 2012 07:17

Lady Gaga New Year 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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As New Year's rolled in, cities around the world celebrated with fireworks and parties.

People in the eastern hemisphere were the first to bring in the 2012 year.

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Visitors took photographs of a light show at "Temple of Heaven" during the New Year Countdown Ceremony in Beijing, while fireworks exploded over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House during a pyrotechnic show.

Europe and Israel followed with fireworks. Time Square in New York welcomed 2012 with performances from Justin Bieber, Santana and Lady Gaga.

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