Sydney’s skyline erupted with tons of exploding fireworks as revellers cheered in the New Year from the city’s crammed harbour in the world’s first major celebration for 2013.
The welcome to 2013 was continuing on a grand scale across Asia. Increasingly democratic Myanmar is having a public countdown for the first time. Jakarta plans a huge street party befitting Indonesia’s powering economy.
Pics: Sky Tower Auckland
Brisbane and Sydney, Australia
Hong Kong stepped into 2013 about 2 hours ago.