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New Year's Eve Fireworks 2018: Dazzling displays from around the globe IN PICTURES

Fireworks have been going off around the world as billions of people celebrate the New Year.

With a staggering 38 different time zones in use, it takes 26 hours for the New Year to be brought in around the globe.

Below Express.co.uk will be showcasing all of the big fireworks displays in major cities across the globe.

More than 100,000 people waited hours for the fireworks display in London to ring in 2019.

Millions of pounds were spent putting on the annual spectacular which was the biggest firework display in Europe.

In his New Year’s address to the nation, President Vladimir Putin urged people to work together to “increase well-being and quality of life so that all citizens of Russia… feel changes for the better in the coming year.”

Dubai promised a “fascinating spectacle” at the world’s tallest building that would be “bigger, better and brighter” than ever before.

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The display featured elements of the UAE’s heritage, with camels and falcons lighting up Burj Khalifa to welcome in 2019.

North Korea celebrated 2019 with a special New Year’s Eve concert in Pyongyang.

Dancers and singers took to the stage in the capital before fireworks exploded in the sky.

Performers wearing wigs and elaborate costumes performed traditional routines.

At least 340,000 revellers in Hong Kong began the New Year with the roar of £1.4 million worth of fireworks going off above Victoria Harbour at the stroke of midnight.

Sydney was the first big city to enter the New Year.

The Australian capital followed Samoa and Kiribati, who were the first countries in the world to welcome 2019.

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Storms drenched New Year’s Eve revellers, but the weather cleared for midnight and spectacular fireworks lit up the harbour.

A record amount of pyrotechnics lit up the skyline for 12 minutes and dazzled the more than 1.5 million spectators who packed the harbour front and parks.

More than 8.5 tonnes of fireworks were fired over the harbour by midnight.

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