Fireworks, beautiful colours, music, and love: The world welcomes 2013 (PHOTOS)

by Rachel Ogbu

A young woman prepares for New Year's Eve at an event at Bar Beach

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world came out to try to forget the past and welcome the New Year which is 2013. It’s the first year in a very long time to have all numbers different and it will be a unique year.

There were some sober moods around the world wich involved, peace workers killed in the Middle East, India still grieving the gang rape victim and about 22 people killed in Abijan during a New Year day celebration stampede most of which were children. But for those who are still here there is a lot to be thankful for.

Check out how the world celebrated 2013, what did you do and where were you when the clock struck 2-0-1-3?

America rings in January 1 with fireworks and celebration



Balinese dancers perform at a New Year's Eve celebration in Indonesia



Italian tourists at Puerta del Sol in Madrid



EPA Fireworks at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai






Big Ben and the London Eye in London just after midnight



Red Square in Moscow



People gather to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak in Paju near the border village of the Panmunjom, South Korea,



Palestinians celebrate New Year in the West Bank city of Ramallah



Ivory Coast new year stampede kills dozens in Abidjan



REUTERS Burmese people celebrate during the first ever public New Year countdown



Spectators watch as fireworks light the Quezon Memorial Circle in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)




Subdued new year celebrations for Delhiites




the new year during the 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland




Some of the thousands of revelers parade during the Johannesburg Carnival, a South African New Year's Eve tradition.EPA/KIM LUDBROOK


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Comments (2)

  1. the death 2012 gives rise to the new 2013 baby. let the year begins.

cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail