Friends wait to welcome 2019 with a selfie in Hong Kong, on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Photo: Winson Wong/SCMP

In pictures: here’s how the world has been welcoming 2019, with gaffes, fireworks, coffins, bells and boxing

  • Sydney put on dazzling 2019 fireworks, but got the year wrong
  • Pyrotechnics and prayers are a common feature of celebrations – but in Thailand people got into coffins
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Friends wait to welcome 2019 with a selfie in Hong Kong, on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Photo: Winson Wong/SCMP
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