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Celebrations Usher In New Year Around the Globe

All of over the world, the start of 2014 came with hour-by-hour celebrations. Here's a look at the different places, and the different ways, people brought in the new year.
All of over the world, the start of 2014 came with hour-by-hour celebrations.

Here's a look at the different places, and the different ways, people brought in the new year.

As the final seconds of 2013 ticked away, revelers all over the world celebrated the start of the new year.

One of the most iconic celebrations, of course, is the one in New York's Times Square.

When it came to the fireworks display, it's no exaggeration to call the show in Dubai "record breaking." The city set a world record by setting off roughly 400,000 pyrotechnics to ring in the new year -- more than five times as many fireworks as the previous record-holder.

London opted to go big on taste. Choreographed into the fireworks display was a shower of banana-flavored confetti -- vegan, kosher, and hypoallergenic.

But the biodegradable party favors don't take the cake for different. For that, look to the Drag Queen Drop in Key West, Florida. Here's "Sushi," as he calls herself, entering 2014 in a giant high-heeled shoe.

In Vincennes, Indiana, it was the big watermelon drop.

What else in Boise, Idaho but a giant potato?

And in Nashville, Tennessee, a little country music before the countdown, and after, a rowdy round of "Auld Lang Syne."

And who could forget the city where the night is typically more bright with neon than with fireworks -- Las Vegas -- as  the world rings in the new year one hour at a time.


(Andrew Spencer, CNN)
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