(Getty ) Fireworks light up the ancient Colisseum in central Rome's via dei Fori just after midnight.
Countries Across the Globe Celebrate the Arrival of 2013
JANUARY 01, 2013Leon Watson and Anthony Bond, Daily Mail
Lavish and expensive fireworks lit up skylines in Sydney, Hong Kong and Shanghai and even the once-isolated country of Myanmar - also known as Burma - joined the countdown party for the first time in decades. Much of Europe joined in the celebrations with revellers taking to the streets for fireworks in Athens, Berlin, Warsaw, and Rome.
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