How the world ushered in the year 2013

  • People write “2013” with sparklers as they celebrate the New      Year on the shores of the Gulf of Finland in the city of      Zelenogorsk, about 55 km from Saint-Petersburg early on 1 January,      2013. AFPPeople write “2013” with sparklers as they celebrate the New Year on the shores of the Gulf of Finland in the city of Zelenogorsk, about 55 km from Saint-Petersburg early on 1 January, 2013. AFP
  • Fireworks light up the Big Ben and the London Eye in central      London. AFPFireworks light up the Big Ben and the London Eye in central London. AFP
  • Revellers wear 2013-style glasses as they celebrate the new year      in Beijing. AFPRevellers wear 2013-style glasses as they celebrate the new year in Beijing. AFP
  • Fireworks explode over the TV Tower in Berlin. AFPFireworks explode over the TV Tower in Berlin. AFP
  • A man bursts fire-crackers at the ski resort of Gulmarg in North      Kashmir in India. PTIA man bursts fire-crackers at the ski resort of Gulmarg in North Kashmir in India. PTI
  • People bearing colors of the Dutch national flag take a dip in      the North Sea during the Nieuwjaarsduik (New Year’s dive) on New      Year’s Day in Scheveningen, Netherlands. AFPPeople bearing colors of the Dutch national flag take a dip in the North Sea during the Nieuwjaarsduik (New Year’s dive) on New Year’s Day in Scheveningen, Netherlands. AFP
  • Fireworks explode over Victoria harbour duringcelebrations to      mark the new year in Hong Kong. AFPFireworks explode over Victoria harbour duringcelebrations to mark the new year in Hong Kong. AFP