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Fireworks around the globe mark the New Year

New Zealand was one of the first countries to welcome in 2016, with people gathered in Auckland to watch a colourful fireworks display.

Australia followed, with Sydney Harbour providing the backdrop to a spectacular show.

Security has been stepped up in major European cities for the New Year celebrations.

Tim Allman reports.

  • 01 Jan 2016
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