Dawn of a new year, January 2

2 Jan 2015

Revellers from Hong Kong to New York bade farewell to 2014 and welcomed 2015 with the sense of optimism that a new year brings. A million partygoers braved frigid temperatures in New York’s Times Square for the annual crystal ball drop, while a million Brazilians watched fireworks above Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach. Europe’s celebrations included a stunning visual spectacle on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and fireworks illuminated the London skyline over the River Thames. Photographers from Associated Press, Xinhua, Agence France-Presse, Reuters, EPA and the Post’s Sam Tsang captured the celebrations.