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Holy bath

Folk dancers performing the "Chhou" dance for devotees taking a holy bath and performing rituals at the Gangasagar island about 150km south of Kolkata, India. More than 700,000 pilgrims and sadhus (holy men) are expected to gather at the confluence of River Ganges and the Bay of Bengal during the Gangasagar Mela to take a holy dip in the sea on the holy occasion of Makar Sankranti.

China factory hatches giant Trump chickens

A Chinese factory is hatching giant inflatable chickens resembling Donald Trump to usher in the Year of the Rooster.

Balancing act

Members of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association balancing on top of bamboo ladders during a presentation at the Tokyo Fire Department's New Year fire review.

Ice sculptures

People visiting ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival to celebrate the New Year in Harbin, China.

Street game

Youths playing a traditional pillow fight game on a bamboo pole during festivities marking the 69th anniversary of Myanmar Independence Day on the outskirts of Yangon.

Rose Parade

The 128th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade is part of America's New Year Celebration held in Pasadena, California.

New Year celebration

Members of the Nepalese indigenous Gurung community in traditional attire taking part in the "Tamu Lhosar" New Year celebration in Kathmandu.

Prosperity undies

Yellow underwear for sale at a store in Medellin, Colombia, where it is believed that wearing yellow underwear on New Year's Eve will bring prosperity and good luck.

Year-end shopping

Year-end shopping at Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo for New Year's feasts before the relocation of the world's largest fish market.


Sydney's New Year Eve fireworks director Fortunato Foti posing with the fireworks in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.


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