World - December 31, 2018 | 08:04 pm PT

Happy New Year: Revelers welcome 2019 around the world

From Bangkok to New York and protests-prone Paris, stunning fireworks displays light up the sky for new year celebrations.

Fireworks explode over Bangkok to ring in the near year in Thailand. Photo by AFP/Krit Promsakla Na Sakolnakorn

People attend a ceremony to celebrate the new year in Seoul, South Korea. Photo by Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong. Photo by Reuters/Tyrone Siu

Fireworks explode near Petronas Twin Towers during New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by Reuters/Lai Seng Sin

A firework display lights up the skyline during New Year's Day celebrations in Singapore. Photo by Reuters/Feline Lim

Revelers celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square, in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., December 31, 2018.  Photo by Reuters/Jeenah Moon

Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations just after midnight on January 1, 2019. Photo by AFP

People take pictures with their mobile phones of fireworks exploding over the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Elysees for New Year's celebrations in the French capital Paris on January 1, 2019. A fireworks display and sound and light show under the theme "fraternity" is set to go ahead on the Champs-Elysees despite plans for further "yellow vest" anti-government protests at the famed avenue. Photo by AFP/Lucas Barioulet

People look at fireworks exploding over the Kremlin in Moscow during New Year celebrations, on January 1, 2019.  Photo by AFP/Mladen Antonov

New Year’s Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney’s iconic Harbor Bridge and Opera House during the fireworks show. Photo by AFP