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  • 24 Feb, 2024

The festival comes as the ongoing conflict has raised security concerns, leading to the suspension or cancellation of festivals.

A woman joins celebrations for 2024 in Kuala Lumpur [Hasnoor Hussain/Reuters]
London put on a spectacular 12-minute firework display watched by 100,000 people along the River Thames and many more on television [Hollie Adams/Reuters]
A man wears 2024 fancy party glasses and wig during a rehearsal for New Year's Eve celebrations at the landmark Puerta del Sol Square, in Madrid, Spain [Isabel Infantes/Reuters]
A traditional street musician walks past people having a drink as residents celebrate the last day of the year in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece [Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP]
Istiklal Avenue is packed with people ahead of New Year celebrations at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey [Hakan Akgün/Anadolu Agency]
Children and their parents ride a carousel at a Christmas market set up in Red Square and decorated for the New Year and Christmas festivities in Moscow, Russia [Marina Lystseva/AP Photo]
People celebrate New Year at a promenade in the Indian city of Mumbai [Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo]
Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong [Peter Parks/AFP]
Fireworks explode from the Taipei 101 building during Taiwan's New Year's celebrations [Chiang Ying-ying/AP Photo]
Revellers ring in the new year in Beijing [Ng Han Guan/AP Photo]
Artists react during the New Year's Eve celebration at Shougang Park in Beijing [Tingshu Wang/Reuters]
Fireworks light up the Marina Bay ahead of the New Year celebrations in Singapore. [Edgar Su/Reuters]
People take photos as Indonesia welcomes 2024 at the Bundaran Hotel Indonesia roundabout in Jakarta [Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/Reuters]
People attend a ceremony to celebrate the New Year in Seoul, South Korea [Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters]
People gather to listen to a music concert to celebrate New Year's Eve at City Hall in Surabaya, Indonesia [Juni Kriswanto/AFP]
Fireworks explode over Rockwell Center in celebration of the New Year in Makati, Metro Manila, the Philippines [Eloisa Lopez/Reuters]
Fireworks light the sky over the Grand Palace during New Year celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand [Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters]
People carry an illuminated 'mikoshi' or portable shrine during a countdown event to celebrate the New Year in Yokosuka, Japan, south of Tokyo [Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters]
People release balloons in front of the Tokyo Tower during a countdown event. People in Tokyo celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Dragon, the zodiac sign of 2024.[Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images]
Fireworks burst from the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand, to celebrate the New Year [Hayden Woodward/New Zealand Herald via AP]