In Japan, people paraded in fox masks to attend the first prayer of the year at a Shinto shrine in Tokyo.
Fireworks over Pyongyang, North Korea.
In the Philippines, revelers gathered — phones in hand — at the Eastwood Mall in Manila to watch balloons and confetti rain down at midnight.
Big pots of tea were prepared for New Year’s Eve celebrations in Beijing. The country will also celebrate the Lunar New Year, in February.
It was raining in Singapore, but New Year’s Eve celebrants sheltered under umbrellas and raincoats as fireworks sparkled overhead.
Tourists donned party hats to watch fireworks in front of the famous Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Hundreds of couples got married at a mass wedding in Jakarta on New Year’s Eve.
Fireworks light up the Acropolis in Athens during the New Year’s Eve celebration.
Revelers in Times Square vie for scarfs from volunteers as they await the ball drop.
The Burj Khalifa was lit in anticipation of the New Year’s celebration in Dubai.
People captured the moment as fireworks exploded over the Kremlin in Moscow.
Members of the Maasai tribe performed their traditional dance on Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Fireworks exploded over Big Ben and the London Eye Ferris wheel.
People celebrated in front of the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
In Allendale, England, residents carried barrels of burning tar on their heads as part of a traditional New Year’s Eve parade dating back to 1858.
Thousands braved single-digit temperatures in New York ahead of the traditional ball drop.
Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro was bathed in fireworks.
Revelers wearing 2018 glasses gathered in Times Square.
A pyrotechnic show illuminated the skies above Valparaíso, Chile.
A couple kissed in Time Square as 2017 turned into 2018.
Key West, Fla., was jammed as the drag entertainer known as Sushi descended on Duval Street.
Revelers rolled around in the confetti in Times Square.