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New year fireworks: Six countries in 60 seconds

Cities around the world have welcomed in the start of 2014.

In Australia, hundreds of thousands gathered for a spectacular firework display around Sydney's Harbour Bridge.

North Koreans gathered in Pyongyang to watch fireworks while there were colourful displays in Asia, Europe and South America.

Dubai aimed for a world record with a fireworks extravaganza stretching along 30 miles (50km) of seafront.

New York staged its traditional New Year's Eve countdown and ball-drop over a chilly Times Square.