World Focus: New Year celebrations around the world

Fresh start

Revellers ushered in 2018 in fine style around the world, with dancing, concerts, fireworks and laser light shows, some braving bitter cold or relentless rain. Here is a look at various spectacular celebrations and how some people marked the New Year, with the universal hope that it will bring peace and prosperity.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 02, 2018, with the headline 'Fresh start'. Print Edition | Subscribe