New Year’s Celebrations Around the World, Part 2

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A man looks at the television as Italian President Giorgio Napolitano delivers his speech to Italians in Rome December 31, 2014. Napolitano said on Wednesday he planned to step down soon, leaving Prime Minister Matteo Renzi facing his most difficult political challenge since he took power about 10 months ago. (Photo by Tony Gentile/Reuters)

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Confetti falls on revellers at midnight during New Year celebrations outside the Philippine Arena in Bocaue town, Bulacan province, north of Manila January 1, 2015. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Reuters)

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Underwear are hung for sale at a market in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz December 31, 2014. People buy red underwear for luck in love, and yellow underwear for good fortune, during end of year celebrations. (Photo by David Mercado/Reuters)

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Spectators watch as fireworks light the sky during New Year celebrations outside the Philippine Arena in Bocaue town, Bulacan province, north of Manila January 1, 2015. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Reuters)

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A tourist reacts after taking a picture of the sun as New Year’s revellers welcome the first sunrise of 2015 on Sydney’s Bondi beach, January 1, 2015. (Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters)

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Revellers celebrate ahead of New Year’s Day in Red Square in Moscow December 31, 2014. (Photo by Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters)

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A visitor wears a flashing halo from the previous night’s New Year’s party as she awaits the first sunrise of 2015 on Sydney’s Bondi beach, January 1, 2015. (Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters)

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Revellers pose for a picture with a man dressed as Father Frost, the equivalent of Santa Claus, during celebrations of New Year’s Day in Red Square in Moscow December 31, 2014. (Photo by Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters)

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Revellers celebrate ahead of New Year’s Day in Red Square in Moscow December 31, 2014. (Photo by Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters)

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Revelers look from under a police barricade in Times Square during New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York December 31, 2014. (Photo by Keith Bedford/Reuters)

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin makes his annual New Year address to the nation in Moscow December 31, 2014. Putin said in a televised New Year’s address on Wednesday that the “return home” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to Moscow’s control would forever remain an important chapter in Russia’s history. (Photo by Alexei Druzhinin/Reuters/RIA Novosti/Kremlin)

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Revelers stand bundled from the cold as they fill Times Square during New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York December 31, 2014. (Photo by Keith Bedford/Reuters)

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Revelers cheer in Times Square during New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York December 31, 2014. (Photo by Keith Bedford/Reuters)

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A woman with 2015 glasses stands among other revelers in Times Square during New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York December 31, 2014. (Photo by Keith Bedford/Reuters)

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New York City police officers stand guard in Times Square during New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York December 31, 2014. (Photo by Keith Bedford/Reuters)

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Revelers stand bundled from the cold as they fill Times Square during New Year’s Eve celebrations in New York December 31, 2014. (Photo by Keith Bedford/Reuters)

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Trader Michael Pistillo works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange while wearing 2015 novelty glasses on New Year’s Eve, the last trading day of the year, in New York December 31, 2014. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

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Revellers sing and dance in Princes Street during the Hogmanay street party celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland December 31, 2014. (Photo by Russell Cheyne/Reuters)

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Thousands of people gather to see the fireworks display and celebrate the New Year in Warsaw, Poland, 01 January 2015. (Photo by Marcin Obara/EPA)

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South Korean participants strike a huge traditional bell to welcome the New Year at Imjingak peace park in the border city of Paju near the Demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas on January 1, 2015. In a New Year’s message, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye called on the military to maintain its readiness, saying robust security is a must to lay the groundwork for potential unification with North Korea. (Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP Photo)

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A woman prays during New Year celebrations at Jogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, January 1, 2015. (Photo by Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo)

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People watch fireworks marking New Year’s Day of 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand, on January 1, 2015. (Photo by Gao Jianjun/Xinhua/ZUMA Wire)

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People cheer as the ball drops at midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2015 in New York City. An estimated one million people from around the world are expected to pack Times Square to ring in 2015. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

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People gather on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris before celebrating the New Year on December 31, 2014. (Photo by Matthieu Alexandre/AFP Photo)

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Acrobatic performers, dressed in Santa Claus costumes, celebrate the New Year at Firdous Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, December 31, 2014. (Photo by Hadi Mizban/AP Photo)

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Ukrainians are out marking the upcoming New Year near to St. Sophia’s Cathedral, by the main Christmas tree, in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, December 31, 2014. (Photo by Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo)

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A photo taken on December 31, 2014 shows The Arc de Triomphe (Arch of Triumph) on the Champs Elysees in Paris, as the French capital waits for the New Year to ring in. (Photo by Matthieu Alexandre/AFP Photo)

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People take part in the Procession of Light through the centre of Dublin, Ireland to begin the city’s New Year’s eve festival, on December 31, 2014. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Wire/ZUMA Press)

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Crowds begin to gather on the Embankment in central London, for the New Year celebration fireworks display at the London Eye, in central London, on December 31, 2014. (Photo by Laura Lean/PA Wire/ZUMA Press)

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A woman wears 2015 glasses while taking cover from the cold weather during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square, New York December 31, 2014. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Reuters)

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A Palestinian writes in the sand celebrating the New Year before sunset on the last day of the year in Gaza Strip, on December 31, 2014. (Photo by Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto/ZUMA Wire)

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A man sprays his drink over people as they celebrate the New Year in a main party zone in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, January 1, 2015. (Photo by Schalk van Zuydam/AP Photo)

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A woman uses her mobile phone to take a photo during the New Year’s Eve countdown event in front of Beijing’s National Stadium, Known as the Bird’s Nest in Beijing on December 31,2014. Beijing is bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, with a decision on the winning city to be made in July 2015. (Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP Photo)

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People light sparklers as they celebrate the New Year at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, January 1, 2015. (Photo by Denis Tyrin/AP Photo)

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