People all over the world welcomed 2018 with open hearts and enthusiasm. Some countries gave farewell to 2017 with breathtaking firework displays.
Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney.
Confetti drops over the crowd as the clock strikes midnight during the New Year’s celebration in Times Square as seen from the Marriott Marquis in New York.
North Koreans watch as fireworks explode as part of New Year celebrations, above the Taedong River as viewed from Kim Il Sung Square, in Pyongyang, North Korea.
People walk in popular Istiklal Street near the city’s main Taksim Square as people remember the victims of a deadly New Year’s attack a year ago, in Istanbul.
Dubai's Burj Khalifa is known for its spectacular fireworks, this time, the fireworks were replaced by with laser light show.
People across metro cities in India celebrated the New Year in malls and restaurant Several historical landmarks were lit with bright coloured lights to bid good bye to 2017.