A Palestinian girl writes “2017” on the sand during the last sunset of 2016 on the beach of Gaza City, on December 31.
The Sky Tower fireworks display during New Year’s Eve celebrations on January 1, 2017, in Auckland, New Zealand.
People gather in central Vladivostok as Russia’s Pacific coast celebrates the arrival of the new year.
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House as the arrival of 2017 is celebrated in Australia.
Sri Lankan Buddhist devotees carry various offerings at a temple on New Year’s Eve in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Fireworks illuminate the city’s skyline during a New Year’s Eve celebration in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
An Iraqi girl who fled the violence in the northern city of Mosul poses with a mask on New Year’s Eve at the Hasansham camp in northern Iraq on December 31.
Swimmers plunge into the cold water for the traditional New Year’s Eve swimming in Moossee, a lake in Moosseedorf, Switzerland, on Saturday, December 31.
A couple holds balloons containing their wishes for the new year during the New Year celebrations at Prince Park Tower in Tokyo, Japan, on December 31.
A woman writes ‘2017’ using a sparkler during the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary.
The night sky turns to red over the Hong Kong skyline.
Pope Francis kisses a statue of an infant Jesus as he celebrates a New Year’s Eve vespers Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, December 31.
North Koreans watch a fireworks display at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.
Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbor during new year celebrations in Hong Kong on January 1, 2017.
Fireworks illuminate the sky near Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers during new year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on January 1, 2017.
Fireworks burst over the Marina Bay skyline in Singapore on January 1.
A general view of the goal pylon prior to the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Washington Huskies at the Georgia Dome on December 31, in Atlanta, Georgia.