(NEW YORK) — From Japan to Australia, many countries have already rang in 2013.
Tens of thousands of people lined Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong to watch $1.6 million worth of fireworks — reportedly the biggest in the city’s history.
Myanmar, a country ruled for almost five decades by military regimes that discouraged or banned big public gatherings, held a public countdown for the first time. In Yangon, the country’s largest city, about 72,000 people gathered two hours before midnight for the celebration.
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