A million people packed into Times square to watch the nearly 12-thousand pound Waterford crystal ball drop, a display people come from all over the world to New York to see. In the wake of recent terrorist attacks, 6-thousand police officers patrolled Times Square, including New York City’s Police Commissioner.
Istanbul welcomed in the new year with a colorful fireworks display.
Tens of thousands of revellers were on hand to witness the pyrotechnic extravaganza over Edinburgh Castle.
London ushered in the new year with an impressive display of fireworks over its iconic Big Ben Clock Tower and The London Eye.
Paris cancelled its usual fireworks display and instead displayed a 5 minute video performance just before midnight. The French are still recovering from the deadly November terror attacks.
Pakistanis celebrated the new year in Karachi with many expressing their hopes for a more peaceful year ahead. Crowds gathered in Karachi’s Port Grand Area to watch a fireworks display and concert marking the start of 2016.