Syeda Rumi Ahmed: New year celebrations have been taking place across the world, welcoming the start of 2014. Cities around the world have welcomed in the start of 2014.
Australia, Beijing, Dubai and London have celebrated with elaborate firework displays.
In Australia, hundreds of thousands gathered for a spectacular firework display around Sydney’s Harbour Bridge.
North Koreans gathered in Pyongyang to watch fireworks while there were colourful displays in Asia, Europe and South America.
Dubai aimed for a world record with a fireworks extravaganza stretching along 30 miles (50km) of seafront.
New York staged its traditional New Year’s Eve countdown and ball-drop over a chilly Times Square.
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