January 1, 2012

Posted January 1st, 2012 at 3:06 pm (UTC-4)

"Japan New Year"

1The rising sun on New Year's behind Mt. Fuji, observed at Yamanashi prefecture, Japan (AFP)

"Thailand New Year"

2Buddhist monks take up alms from Thais during a morning alms offering, part of New Year's celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP)

"Philippines New Year's Eve"

3Confetti drops as a Filipino blows his paper horn welcoming the New Year in Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines. (AP)

"South Korea News Year"

4South Koreans in traditional costumes perform to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak Pavilion in Paju near the border village of Panmunjom (Demilitarized Zone), South Korea, that has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War. (AP)

"Hong Kong New Year"

5Fireworks illuminate the Hong Kong skyline above Victoria harbor during new years celebration. (AFP)

"Taiwan New Year"

6Fireworks explode from Taiwan's tallest skyscraper Taipei 101 during New Year celebrations in Taipei. (Reuters)

"Mexico New Year"

7People enjoy the first rays of the sun in 2012 in Cancun, Mexico. (AP)

"South Africa New Year"

8People celebrate New Year's Day on a beach in Durban, South Africa. (Reuters)

"Kenya  New Year"

9A child plays with colored water bubbles as Kenyans gather with their families at Uhuru Park, Nairobi, Kenya to celebrate the new year. (AP)

"Germany New Year"

10Shooters of the historic riflemen corps fire gun salutes to welcome the new year in Villingen-Schwenningen in the Black Forest, southern Germany. (AFP)

"Britain New Years Day Celebrations"

11Fireworks explode over the Houses of Parliament, including St. Stephen's Tower which holds the bell known as Big Ben as London celebrates the arrival of New Years Day in London. (AP)

Russia New Year

12Russians celebrate the New Year on Red Square in Moscow, with the Kremlin in the background, right, and St. Basil's cathedral in background left. (AP)

"Germany Reuters New Year"

13Fireworks explode during the New Year celebrations over the Brandenburger Tor gate in Berlin, Germany. (Reuters)

"New York New Year"

14Revelers celebrate on New Year's Eve at Times Square in New York, 31 December, 2011. (Reuters)

"India New Year"
"Hawaii Sun Set"

15A sail boat passes in front of the sun as the last rays of sunlight of 2011 hit the waters off Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 31, 2011. Hawaii is one of the last places on earth that will usher in the New Year. (Reuters)

5 responses to “January 1, 2012”

  1. Inocencio S. Santillan C. says:

    these is the life system of our population in the planet, a hope in a nice future, bot states are divide y two politics line, de comunism is violent alon war, terrorists kill in the peaces day, aur pplanet is nice, big oceans, ribersnice snow caped peaks, bot our people has·t peace, Siria, Venezuela, Cuba and many more states has a big problems, they are not democratic, they lok for to be vengueance and to kill, well is a nice day now January 1 of 2012, i hope a change in the planet more pease, more love betwen humas because we are brother since de man origen yn the planet, and i wesh a Merry christiams y haphy New Year to all Ladys and gentlemans that work y the VOA, life America.

  2. Mary says:

    i really like the rising sun behind Mt. Fuji

  3. jenny says:

    It’s nice to see pictures from different countries on how they celebrate the new year.

  4. Keen says:

    Awesome pictures!!!!!The photos really depict the festive mode of people welcoming the new year despite the world is experiencing economic difficulties, horrible catastrophes and environmental changes…

  5. mustakim says:

    i like some picture

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