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Fireworks erupt after midnight in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration in New York. Thousands braved the cold to watch the annual ball drop and ring in the new year. (Photo: AP/John Minchillo)

A sanitation worker begins cleaning Times Square after a New Years Eve celebration in New York. Thousands braved the cold to watch the annual ball drop and ring in the new year. (Photo: AP/John Minchillo)

People hold smartphones as they watch fireworks during New Year celebrations at the Red square in Moscow. (Photo: AFP/Dmitry Serebryakov)

People watch as Dubai celebrates the New Year with a light and sound extravaganza at midnight at the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower. The 828-metre tower was lit up with different-coloured panels as the clock counted down to 2015. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

Fireworks explode above the ancient temple of Parthenon atop the Acropolis hill during the New Year celebrations in Athens, Jan 1, 2015. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the new year. (AFP/Tobias Schwarz)

Masks are displayed for sale for the New Year's Eve celebration on a street in Quito, Ecuador. The masks are sold to revellers, as they ready for the celebrations. (Photo: AP/Ana Maria Buitron)

Revellers photograph fireworks over the Arc de Triomphe as they celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France. (Photo: AP/Christophe Ena)

Fireworks burst over Marina Bay to bring in the New Year in Singapore on Jan 1, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Fyrol)

Singapore's skyline glitters with lights as spheres in Marina Bay form the number '50' to mark Singapore’s 50th anniversary in 2015, ahead of the New Year's countdown celebrations on Dec 31, 2014. (Photo: Marcus Ramos/Channel NewsAsia)

Dick Lee (on piano) with singer Kit Chan, in red next to him, gave a rousing performance of Home, along with the other performers at the show. (Photo: Han Wei Chou)

President Tony Tan and performers at the Celebrate SG50 countdown show welcomed the new year with about 25,000 revellers on New Year's Eve (Dec 31). (Photo: Han Wei Chou)

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives at a countdown party at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and writes his wishes for Singapore on a clay tablet that is now part of a visual art installation, together with the wishes of other Singaporeans for the nation's Jubilee year. (Photo: Kim Spykerman)

Indian Sikh devotees pay their respects at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on Jan 1,2015, on the occasion of New Year. (Photo: AFP/Narinder Nanu)

People watch fireworks exploding over Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday, Jan 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Lai Seng Sin)

People are showered by confetti as they celebrate the New Year in front of the National Stadium during a new year's countdown event in Beijing, China. Organisers also showcased Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics bid to kick off the new year. (Photo: AP/Andy Wong)

People release balloons to celebrate the New Year during an annual countdown ceremony in Tokyo. Some 2,000 guests of the Prince Park Tower Tokyo released the balloons in the air, carrying with their new year wishes. (Photo: AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

People gather to celebrate the New Year at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, Jan 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

Fireworks light up the sky as Filipinos welcome the New Year in Manila, Philippines. Traditionally, Filipinos welcome the New Year with firecrackers, fireworks and almost anything to make the loudest noise possible. (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

Fireworks explode over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014. Thousands of people crammed into Lady Macquaries Chair to watch the annual fireworks show. (Photo: AP/Rob Griffith)

New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the traditional fireworks show held at midnight on Dec 31, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Peter Parks)

Indian students form numbers representing the year 2015 during a function to welcome the New Year at a school in Ahmadabad, India, on Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014. (Photo: AP/Ajit Solanki)