PICTURES: The world welcomes the new year

New Zealanders were among the first in the world to celebrate the arrival of 2024 with a fireworks display in Auckland on Monday.

The fireworks illuminated the cloudy night sky and were accompanied by a laser light and animation show.

Sydney hailed 2024 with a dazzling fireworks display featuring silver and gold pyrotechnics to mark the 50th anniversary of its famousĀ Opera House.

Fireworks explode over the Marina Bay during the New Year celebrations in Singapore January 1, 2024.

Fireworks explode over the Grand Palace during the New Year celebrations, in Bangkok, Thailand, January 1, 2024.

A girl holds pigeons in front of the Bolshoi Theatre during the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Moscow, Russia December 31, 2023.

People stroll at the main shopping and pedestrian street of Istiklal on New Year’s eve in central Istanbul, Turkey December 31, 2023.

People dance during a party on New Year’s eve in Mumbai, India, December 31, 2023.

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