New Year’s 2018 around the U.S., world

World News

It's time to ring in 2018. Here are scenes from New Year's celebrations around the world. Pictured: Fireworks in Sydney. (Scott Barbour)

Mariah Carey performs at the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 on Dec. 31, 2017, in New York City.

(Nicholas Hunt)

Nevada Army National Guard members talk with a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers near the Las Vegas Strip on New Year's Eve. Nevada more than doubled the number of National Guard personnel working on New Year's Eve to 360 to join 1,500 on-duty police officers along with spotters, snipers and federal resources.

(Ethan Miller)

Spectators put on their party hats in Times Square ahead of the New Year's Eve celebration in New York City.  (Stephanie Keith)

Revelers wears 2018 glasses in Times Square ahead of the New Year's Eve celebration in New York City. 

(Stephanie Keith)

Fireworks explode over the Las Vegas Strip on New Year's Eve.

The Space Needle is the focus of fireworks in Seattle.

Mobile, Alabama featured a Moonpie drop on New Year's Eve.

"Sushi" drops from a shoe at midnight to ring in the New Year in Key West, Florida.

The Music City guitar drops in Nashville, Tennessee on New Year's Eve.

Fireworks launch in Copley Square in Boston on New Year's Eve.

The Indy car drops in Indianapolis on New Year's Eve.

Fireworks blast over Navy Pier in Chicago on New Year's Eve.

The famous Times Square ball drops in New York City on New Year's Eve.

Sen. Bernie Sanders attends the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in New York City. 

(Nicholas Hunt)

Thousands ring in 2018 at the Peach Drop in Atlanta.

Fireworks explode over the Brandenburg Gate during New Year's festivities in Berlin, Germany, where tens of thousands of revelers gathered in the city center.

(Adam Berry)

Crowds gather near the South Bank of the River Thamesfor a fireworks display to ring in the New Year in London, England.  (Jack Taylor)

Dubai welcomed in 2018 by breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest light and sound show on a single building, the Burj Khalifa.  (Tom Dulat)

Over 5 minutes of fireworks from the Sky Tower welcome in the new year in Auckland. New Zealand, is one of the first major cities in the world to ring in the New Year. (Dave Rowland)

Lights illuminate at the Lotte World Tower on Jan. 1, 2018, in Seoul, South Korea.  (Chung Sung-Jun)

Crowds of people pack the streets as they leave McMahons Point after viewing the midnight fireworks display on New Year's Eve in Sydney. (Scott Barbour)

The first spectators secure their spots to view the fireworks in Sydney.

(Brett Hemmings)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel records her annual televised new year's address on Dec. 20 in Berlin. (Michele Tantussi)