Monday, May 25, 2015

New Year Celebrations- Global

JAPAN-NEW-YEAR

People set balloons free to celebrate the New Year during a countdown ceremony at Tokyo's Zojoji Buddhist temple on January 1, 2011. AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI

KAZUHIRO NOGI

LITHUANIA-NEWYEAR-SWIM

People take part in the traditionnal New Year's day swim in the Geluzis Lake, on January 1, 2011 in Vilnius. AFP PHOTO/PETRAS MALUKAS

PETRAS MALUKAS

KYRGYZSTAN-NEW YEAR

A Kyrgyz girl Wearing a Christmas tree costume takes part a New Year parade in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, on December 31, 2010. New Year, which was the biggest informal holiday of the year in the former Soviet Union, is also very popular in predominantly Muslim Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan. AFP PHOTO / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO

VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO

CHINA-NEW-YEAR

Models hold inflatable numbers as they pose for photos during a New Year party in Hong Kong on January 1, 2011. New Year revellers around the world welcomed 2010 in a blaze of fireworks and parties. AFP PHOTO / ED JONES

ED Jones

KYRGYZSTAN-NEW YEAR

People dressed as the Russian Santa Claus, Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) (L) and his companion Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) (R), take part a New Year parade in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, on December 31, 2010. New Year, which was the biggest informal holiday of the year in the former Soviet Union, is also very popular in predominantly Muslim Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan. AFP PHOTO / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO

VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO

FRANCE-NEWYEAR-2011-BATH-TRADITION

People take part in a traditional sea bath during the New Year's celebrations on January 1, 2011 at the Malo-Les-Bains beach in Dunkirk, northern France. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN

PHILIPPE HUGUEN

BRITAIN-WORLD-NEW YEAR

Members of the All American Cheerleaders, perform 'Footloose' during London's New Year's Day Parade in London on January 1, 2011. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL

BEN STANSALL

INDIA-ART-NEW YEAR

Indian artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays colouring pencils carved with new year greetings on new year's eve in Amritsar on December 31, 2010. New Year revellers around the planet will welcome 2011 in a blaze of fireworks and parties Friday, temporarily banishing the misery of extreme weather which has struck countries across the world. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU

NARINDER NANU