Millions across the World celebrate as 2018 rolls in

01 January, 2018, 04:03 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
  • Sydney's fireworks featured a special display designed by Hugh Jackman                     Image AAP  PA Images

Countries such as New Zealand, Australia and Japan are among the first ones on the globe to welcome in 2018.

On the other hand, pyrotechnics also marked the arrival of 2018 in New Zealand where people were seen partying hard to celebrate the new year.

The Americas will be the last continents to kick off the 2018 celebrations.

SkyCity spokesman Brad Burnett said the Sky Tower fireworks display is an important focal point for the city's celebrations. Wake up from the skyline of Sydney Harbor.

Meanwhile, Australians are welcoming 2018 with a rainbow-themed fireworks in Sydney.

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A major windstorm was causing problems in Scotland, but organisers expected Edinburgh's famed Hogmany New Year's Eve celebration to be unaffected.

Its northern neighbor instead followed 30 minutes later with a pyrotechnic show accompanied by live music performances in Pyongyang.

Half an hour later, 2018 began in China, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore, where fireworks were lighting up the iconic Marina Bay.

Six people on a "wine and dine" sightseeing flight ahead of the city's New Year's Eve celebrations at the harbour were killed including the pilot of the seaplane.

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Fireworks lit up the sky in Auckland.

About 1.6 million people are attending to attend the fireworks around the edge of Sydney Harbour.

"It's particularly special this year, the Sky Tower's 20th birthday year", he said.

This article was updated with more information about New Year's celebrations in North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the UAE.

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