Through the lens New Year's Eve
Revellers photograph fireworks over the Arc de Triomphe as they celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.
Fireworks explode over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Thousands of people crammed into Lady Macquaries Chair look-out to see the new year in and watch the annual fireworks show.
Fireworks explode over the clock known as 'Big Ben' housed in Elizabeth Tower, to celebrate the New Year in London, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.
A man holds a heart-shaped hot-air balloon during the New Year's celebrations in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.
People photograph fireworks as they celebrate the New Year in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.
A woman prays during New Year celebrations at Jogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.
Tourists Teru Udaka, left, and Yuko Yamakata, wearing 2015 glasses, join other friends from Osaka, Japan to celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square hours before the start of the celebration in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.
New York Police Department personnel patrol in Times Square during the New Year's Eve celebration, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in New York. Thousands braved the cold to watch the annual ball drop and ring in the new year.
Runners in fancy dress cross the Pennine hills near Haworth, northern England in the traditional Auld Lang Syne Fell race which attracts hundreds of runners many in costume Wednesday Dec. 31, 2014.