Police officers look on as a firework thrown by protesters explodes in front of them in the central district of Exarchia in Athens following a commemorative rally marking the eighth anniversary of the killing of teenager Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a Greek police officer. Photo Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty
An armed police officer in Westminster, London. Thousands of police including increased numbers of firearms officers will be on duty as the capital ushers in the New Year tonight
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House in a 9pm display before the midnight fireworks which will usher in the new year in Australia’s largest city
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Hundreds of people stand on nearby cliffs as fireworks expode in the night sky as they attend the annual bonfire and fireworks display on Wednesday evening in Skinningrove, England
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A North Korean soldier watches as fireworks explode, today in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of celebrations for the 62nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.
Demonstrators take cover from a police water cannon as fireworks, thrown by other protesters, explode around them during a protest against the opening of a road that intersects part of the Middle East Technical University campus in Ankara.
Egyptian students who support the Muslim Brotherhood shoot fireworks at riot policemen during clashes outside the University of Cairo campus in the capital Cairo.
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US Independence day fireworks are seen over the US Capitol and National Monument in Washington, DC on Thursday night
Fireworks light up the sky in Cairo’s Tahrir square on Wednesday night as hundreds of thousands of Egyptians celebrate after defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the army’s toppling of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, the heads of the Coptic Church and Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s highest seat of learning, will unveil an army roadmap for Egypt’s future, state television said.