Communities around the world Celebrate the the start of 2016.
Partygoers wait for the New Year’s fireworks in Sydney, Australia Photo: SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images
Shinto priests leave the shrine’s main sanctuary at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo to attend the shinto ritual preparing for the New Year Photo: EPA
Chinese paramilitary police patrol along the Bund in Shanghai, China. Authorities cancelled the annual countdown at the Bund as a precaution against a repeat of last year’s deadly stampede. Photo: Chinatopix Via AP
A worker dismantles equipment that would have been used to celebrate New Year in central Brussels Photo: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays his new vegetable artwork made with vegetables on New Year’s Eve in Amritsar, India Photo: EPA/RAMINDER PAL SINGH
Moscow’s iconic Red Square, a traditional spot for seeing in the New Year, will be closed. Red Square, with the Kremlin’s Spasskaya (Saviour) Tower (R) and St. Basil’s Cathedral (L) seen in the background, in central Moscow Photo: AFP