In Pictures: New Year 2019 Celebrations Around the World

A wave of celebrations are illuminating the skies above cities around the world, dazzling millions of people as spectacular firework displays and light shows welcome the arrival of theNew Year, says the BBC.

TheTallest building in the world the Burj Khalifa is lit up in pyrotechnics-Pix GETTY-IMAGES.

A New Year’s Eve Ceremony in Beijing, China. Pix Lintao Zhang /Ghetty Images.


A make up artist decorates hair ahead of New Year celebrations in Ahmedabad, India. pix REUTERS


Crowds use smart phones as fireworks project from Taiwan;s Taipei’s 101 skyscraper.Pix EPA

Fireworks over the Syndney Harbour Bridge in Australia.Pix-EPA


Flashes of red pierce the night skies in Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers, Malaysai. Pix EPA.

Hong Kong’s iconic skyline is lit up as revellers celebrate the arrival of 2019 in China. Pix EPA
Crowds enjoy an impressive pyrotechnic display over the Marina Bay in Singapore.-Pix-EPA.