Happy New Year-2012 to all our readers!

Happy New Year-2012 to all our readers.

We wish that the coming year is a glorious one that rewards all your future endeavors with success.

Happy New Year 2012!!!

Happy New Year-2012 to all our readers!

As Britain counts down to midnight, here’s how others countries saw in 2012.

Celebrations ... cascades of colour soar into the sky in a sensational fireworks display in Sydney


Celebrations … cascades of color soar into the sky in a sensational fireworks display in Sydney.

AS Britain counts down to the end of 2011, sensational fireworks displays have already welcome the New Year in some parts of the world.

Dazzling pyrotechnics lit up the skies over AUCKLAND, New Zealand, and SYDNEY as well as TOKYO.

Millions partied as they were first to say hello to 2012.

The mood was jubilant, despite revellers remembering a year was marked by upheaval in several Arab countries, economic turmoil and a string of devastating natural disasters.

Boom ... fireworks display over Sydney, Australia
Boom … fireworks display over Sydney, Australia.

Sydney’s display was designed around the theme “Time to Dream”, a nod to the eagerness many felt at moving forward after the rough year Australia has had.

Shapes based on butterflies, hearts and a cascading waterfall lit up the sky over Sydney’s Harbour Bridge.

More than 1.5million crowded on to yachts and along the shores of the city’s harbour to watch the shimmering display.

Video: Sydney heralds start of 2012.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_crNUYe3q8g

AMAZING fireworks display in Australia over famous Harbour Bridge.

In Japan, many were reflecting on the giant tsunami and earthquake that left an entire coastline destroyed, nearly 20,000 people dead or missing and the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in meltdown.

People visited shrines and temples, offering their prayers for the new year. Giant hanging temple bells were to ring 108 times to purify the world of evil and bring good luck.

More than 400,000 people were expected to watch a four-minute display set to light up Victoria Harbour in HONG KONG.

Celebrations ... revellers cheer as confetti falls in Hong Kong
Celebrations … revellers cheer as confetti falls in Hong Kong.
Spectacular ... fireworks over Sydney's opera house

Spectacular … fireworks over Sydney’s opera house.

And fireworks also illuminated the sky over KUALA LUMPUR as Malaysia welcomed 2012.

In TAIPEI a huge countdown ended in a display of fireworks coming off a 101 skyscraper. Hundreds of thousands of people defied cold winds to usher in the New Year.

Flaming tower ... quirky display on skycraper in Taipei

Flaming tower … quirky display on skycraper in Taipei.

Meanwhile, the mood was more subdued in New Zealand after torrential rain and thunderstorms cancelled firework displays in the capital Wellington, the North Island city of Palmerston North and at the popular Mount Maunganui beach area.

But crowds gathered around Auckland’s Sky Tower, which did hold a fireworks display. The new year is hoped to be a fresh start for the country where tragedy struck last year.

Video: New Zealand rings in new year.

CROWDS take to streets of Auckland to watch fireworks over Sky Tower.

Two major earthquakes hit Christchurch, killing 181 in February, with another measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale shook the city just before Christmas.

Samoa and Tokelau were first to toast in 2012 after skipping a day by jumping west across the international dateline.

Stunning display ... fireworks explode above Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur

Stunning display … fireworks explode above Malaysia’s landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
Sparkle ... fireworks illuminate the sky over Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sparkle … fireworks illuminate the sky over Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Crowds flocked to pools and beaches to toast the New Year earlier than usual after the South Pacific Island nations fast-forwarded to December 31, missing out on December 30 entirely.

More than a million people are expected to pack Times Square in NEW YORK, to watch as the New Year’s Eve Ball measuring 12ft and weighing 11,875lbs partly thanks to 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles adorning it is dropped at midnight.

Air we go ... balloons rise into the sky as Japan celebrates the New Year

Air we go … balloons rise into the sky as Japan celebrates the New Year.
Bad conditions ... New Zealand was hit with heavy rains causing officials to cancel planned celebrations

Bad conditions … New Zealand was hit with heavy rains causing officials to cancel planned celebrations.

Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Drake will perform as the ball will descend in a shower of confetti and revellers will grab a partner to dance or kiss.

Revellers are also set to enjoy a stunning spectacular on the beaches of RIO DE JANEIRO, while 80,000 fun-lovers are expected to attend the world-famous Hogmanay street party in EDINBURGH.

Primal Scream are headling this year’s sold-out concert at the castle.

Times to celebrate ... thousands are expected to gather in Times Square, New York, to watch as the ball drops at midnight

Times to celebrate … thousands are expected to gather in Times Square, New York, to watch as the ball drops at midnight.

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