It seems that irrespective of religion, ethnicity or custom (even for those whose respective faiths observe a separate New Year later on in the year), cultures from around the world celebrate New Year’s Eve per the Gregorian Calendar. Below are some awe-inspiring photos from home and around the world as people of all walks welcomed 2013 in grand style:

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New Year’s Times Square (AP)

 

 

 

Want to See How New Years Was Celebrated Around the World? Check Out These Incredible Photos

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 31: Fireworks light up the sky from The Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight during New Years Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour on December 31, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Credit: Getty Images 

 

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Spectator boats in Sydney Harbour look on as New Year’s Eve fireworks erupt over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2013. Sydney kicked off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013, from Dubai to Moscow and London, with long-isolated Yangon joining the global pyrotechnics for the first time. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

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Turkish people are pictured on the Galata Bridge on New Year’s Eve at Karakoy in Istanbul on December 31, 2012. Sydney kicked off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013, from Dubai to Moscow and London, with long-isolated Yangon joining the global pyrotechnics for the first time. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

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Iraqi men celebrate on new year’s eve in Beirut, early on January 1, 2013.Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

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BERLIN, GERMANY – JANUARY 01: Fireworks explode behind the Quadriga statue on top of the Brandenburg Gate shortly after midnight on January 1, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Tens of thousand of revelers gathered in the city center to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Credit: Getty Images

 

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In this picture made available Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, fireworks illuminate the sky next to the Grossmuenster cathedral during the New Year’s Eve festivities in Zurich, Switzerland, Dec. 31, 2012. Credit: AP

 

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2013 in London, England. Thousands of people are lining the banks of the River Thames near Parliament in central London to herald the start of 2013. Credit: Getty Images

 

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Fireworks explode from the tops of casinos on the Strip during the annual New Year’s Eve celebration in Las Vegas Tuesday, Jan.1, 2013. Credit: AP

 

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People watch fireworks along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on January 1, 2013, during celebrations by over three million people attending New Year’s Eve festivities. World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

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Fireworks light up the sky along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on January 1, 2013, during celebrations by over three million people attending New Year’s Eve festivities. World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

 

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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 31: A couple embrace each other during New Year’s Eve 2013 In Times Square at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Getty Images

 

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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Tyler Glenn, Elaine Bradley, and Branden Campbell of the band Neon Trees peform during New Year’s Eve 2013 In Times Square at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Getty Images

 

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Revelers take a dip in Lake Geneva to ring in the New Year. Credit: AP

 

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New Year’s Germany. Photo Credit: EPA

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New Year’s Eve in Dresden. Photo Credit: EPA

 

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New Year’s in Shanghai. Photo Credit: Xinhua

 

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New Year’s in Warsaw. Photo Credit: AP.

 

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New Year’s from the Parthenon. Photo credit: AP

 

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New Year’s Cathedral Sqaure Vilnius, Lithuania. Photo credit: AP 

 

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New Year’s along the Champs Elysee. Photo credit: AP 

 

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New Year’s in Moscow. Photo credit: AP

 

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New Year’s Hong Kong. Photo credit: AP 

 

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New Year’s with “Father Forest” in Kyrgyzstan. Photo credit: EPA 

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New Year’s Manila Bay, Philippines. Photo credit: AP 

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New Year’s Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo credit: AP

 

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New Year’s in Times Square. Photo credit: AP