Thousands of locals residents gather for the New Year's Eve concert during New Year's Eve celebrations in Zakopane, Poland, December 31, 2016.
London's New Year firework display, January 1, 2017.
UAE is intensifying its efforts to boost its tourism economy.
Balloons are released during the New Year celebrations at Ortakoy Square in Istanbul, Turkey, on January 01, 2017.
The Puerta del Sol clock welcomes the new year in Madrid, Spain, on January 1, 2017.
The New Year's Eve Fireworks illuminate the sky above Sydney Harbour with its Opera House and Harbour Bridge, taken from Mrs Macquarie's Point in Sydney, Australia, December 31, 2016.
View of the Brandenburg Gate during the fireworks display on New Year's Eve in Berlin, Germany, January 1, 2017.
People greet each other in celebrations at a gospel music concert during New Year's Eve celebrations in Nairobi, Kenya, January 1, 2017.
An image is projected on the Arc de Triomphe monument during a laser and 3D video mapping show on the theme of the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, as part of the New Year celebration.
Young girls take a selfie as hundreds of people gathered on the eve of new year celebration in Bangalore, India, December 31, 2016.
People celebrate the New Year at Sophia Square near the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, January 1, 2017.
Marriage proposal in the crowd in front of the Town Hall in Albert Square in Manchester, U.K. Pictured wife-to-be MALENA THIBEAULT (20) and her fiance JORDAN CATTON (22), kissing after she accepts.
An Indonesian woman releases a sky lantern in front of the Borobudur Temple during New Year's Eve celebrations in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, January 1, 2017.

Everyone in every country celebrates the coming of a new year, yet there can be many different ways to welcome this occasion. Here are the ways some countries greeted 2017.

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