Wednesday, 01 January 2014 - 8:07
New year celebrations welcome 2014
Celebrations around the world mark the start of 2014.
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People in Auckland, New Zealand, were among the first to celebrate. In Australia, hundreds of thousands gathered for a spectacular firework display around Sydney's Harbour Bridge.
East Asian cities were next to ring in the new year, with Beijing, Jakarta and Singapore all hosting celebrations.
Moscow also celebrated with a spectacular fireworks display over the Kremlin.
However, there was intense security in Red Square following recent suicide bombings in the southern Russian city of Volgograd.
Dubai attempted to smash the fireworks world record as it ushered in 2014 with a bang, as a wave of pyrotechnics swept around the globe to celebrate the New Year.