PHOTOS: Happy New Year! How the world rings in 2015

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Wonder what the new year will hold?

Several cities around the world already have rung in 2015. Here’s a look into the future at how they celebrated.

Tim Smithe and his wife Kyla McCarthy-Smithe of Chicago celebrate in Times Square just after midnight during New Year’s Eve festivities in New York, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. | Craig Ruttle/AP Photo


Pope Francis celebrates a New Year’s Eve vespers Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. The traditional Mass on Dec. 31 contains the thanksgiving hymn “Te Deum” for the ending year and is the last public appearance of the pope in 2014. | Andrew Medichini/AP Photo


Chinese folk artists dressed in costume drama performances during the New Year’s Eve count down to 2015 during an event to promote the city’s 2022 Winter Olympic bid at Olympic Park on December 31, 2014, in Beijing, China. | Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Fireworks explode off the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the midnight fireworks display on New Year’s Eve on Sydney Harbour on Dec.r 31, 2014, in Sydney, Australia. | Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

People watch as Dubai celebrates the New Year with a light and sound extravaganza at midnight at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower on Jan. 1, 2015. The 828-metre (2,716-foot) tower was lit up with different-colored panels as the clock counted down to 2015. | Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

Ukrainians are out marking the upcoming New Year on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, near to St. Sophia’s Cathedral, by the main Christmas tree, in downtown Kiev, Ukraine. | Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo

Acrobatic performers dressed in Santa Claus costumes celebrate the New Year at Firdous Square in Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. | Hadi Mizban/AP Photo

A Filipino watches a fireworks display at the Quezon Memorial Circle in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. | Aaron Favila/AP Photo

People write “2015” with sparklers as they celebrate the New Year in the suburb of St. Petersburg late on Dec. 31, 2014. New Year’s is the biggest holiday of the year in Russia, followed by Orthodox Christmas celebrated on Jan. 7. | Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

North Koreans gather at the Kim Il Sung Square to watch a fireworks display as they usher in the new year, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea. | Kim Kwang Hyon/AP Photo

A woman prays during New Year celebrations at Jogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. | Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo

People release sky lanterns to celebrate the New Year in Harbin, on Jan. 1, 2015. Over one million visitors are expected to attend the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival, where buildings of ice are bathed in ethereal lights and international ice sculptors compete for honours. | Fred DuFour/AFP/Getty Images

A Sri Lankan boy celebrates new year with a sparkler in Colombo on Dec. 31, 2014. | Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images

Fireworks burst over Marina Bay to bring in the New Year in Singapore on Jan. 1, 2015. | Mohd Fyrol/AFP/Getty Images

A firework display from the top of the Sky Tower to welcome the New Year on Jan. 1, 2015, in Auckland, New Zealand. | Dave Rowland/Getty Images

Children dressed as snowmen take part in a New Year’s parade in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Dec. 31, 2014. New Year, which was the biggest informal holiday of the year in the former Soviet Union, is also very popular in the predominantly Muslim Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan. | Vyacheslav Oseledko

Indian students form numbers representing the year 2015 during a function to welcome the New Year at a school in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. | Ajit Solanki/AP Photo

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