New Year's Eve Celebrated Around the World

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UNDATED (AP) -- Cities around the world have welcomed in the new year.

At the stroke of midnight, a giant, shimmering ball with 2,688 crystals was dropped in New York City's Times Square.

Las Vegas held one its biggest ever New Year's Eve celebrations, with sold-out concerts and an eight-minute long fireworks show.

In London, the celebration tasted as good as it looked. London welcomed 2014 with a mixture of futuristic fireworks, peach-flavored snow, edible banana confetti and orange-scented bubbles.

In the Philippines, more than 260 people were injured by firecracker blasts and celebratory gunfire. And in the city of Tacloban, where thousands died in a November typhoon, the village chief said, "Many here are welcoming the new year after losing their mothers, fathers, siblings and children so you can imagine how it feels."

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