In photos: The birth of 2018

In photos: The birth of 2018

Star Online Report

Photographers around the world have framed the welcoming moments of a new year – 2018, in confetti, grand show of fireworks and array of cultural events.

Welcoming Moments of Happy New Year 2018 in Chile

Fireworks explode during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the new year in the coastal city of Valparaiso, Chile January 1, 2018. Photo: Reuters

Fireworks explode in front of the skyline with the financial district during New Year’s eve celebrations in Frankfurt, Germany, January 1, 2018. Photo: Reuters
Welcoming Moments of Happy New Year 2018 in USA

Revelers celebrate as female impersonator Gary Marion, known as “Sushi”, is lowered during the Red Shoe Drop, at Duval Street in Key West, Florida, US, January 1, 2018. Photo: Reuters
Welcoming Moments of Happy New Year 2018 in Istanbul

People walk in popular Istiklal Street near the city’s main Taksim Square as people remember the victims of a deadly New Year’s attack a year ago, in Istanbul, Sunday, Dec 31, 2017. Photo: AP
Welcoming Moments of Happy New Year 2018 in North Korea

Fireworks light up the Atomium building, a metal structure built in the form of a crystal of iron, as part of new year celebrations in Brussels, Belgium January 1, 2018. Photo: Reuters
Welcoming Moments of Happy New Year 2018 in Lebanon

People watch fireworks in the rain on New Year’s Day in downtown Beirut, Lebanon January 1, 2018. Photo: Reuters
Welcoming Moments of Happy New Year 2018 in Taiwan

Fireworks explode with slogan reading “Happiness and Good Condition Together” on the Taipei 101 building during the New Year’s celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Photo: AP
Welcoming Moments of Happy New Year 2018 in Scotland

Fireworks are set off over Edinburgh Castle to herald the New Year during the Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland, January 1, 2018. Photo: Reuters
Welcoming Moments of Happy New Year 2018 in Belgium

Fireworks light up the Atomium building, a metal structure built in the form of a crystal of iron, as part of new year celebrations in Brussels, Belgium January 1, 2018. Photo: Reuters
Welcoming Moments of Happy New Year 2018 in France

A firework explodes over the Arc de Triomphe as part of the New Year celebrations on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France, Monday, Jan 1, 2018. Photo: AP
Welcoming Moments of Happy New Year 2018 in Central London

Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations, Monday Jan 1, 2018. Photo: AP
Welcoming Moments of Happy New Year 2018 in Indonesia

People fly lanterns at Borobudur temple during New Year celebrations in Magelang, Indonesia, January 1, 2018 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Photo: Reuters