Revelers around the world welcomed 2017 with hope, amusement and glee in their eyes as the New Year was ushered in in fascinating ways in many countries.
The spectacular fireworks display from the Sky Tower in Aukhland blew people's minds away.
The annual New Year countdown is a much awaited affair in Australia.
Protesters in Seoul use the tolling bell to demand President Park Geun-hye's resignation on New Year's Eve.
Hong Kong, Taiwan
Firworks and light shows were coordinated with musical programs in Hong Kong and Taiwan.