Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2015 in London, England. (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty)
From the streets of New York City to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, from all corners of the globe gathered to usher in 2015 and bid good bye to 2014.
As fireworks lit up night skies, revelers lifted their voices to celebrate the hope and excitement that comes with the fresh start of a new year.
Here are some of the most amazing photos of New Year's celebrations around the world.
Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong on January 1, 2015. (Photo: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)
People cheer as the ball drops at midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2015 in New York City. An estimated one million people from around the world are expected to pack Times Square to ring in 2015. (Photo: Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
An activist holds her hands up during a protest march against police brutality that traveled from Union Square to Times Square on December 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo: Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)
New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton walks through Times Square as crowds arrive for the city's annual New Year's Eve celebration on December 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)
New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the traditional fireworks show held at midnight on January 1, 2015. (Photo: PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
An Indian woman applies coloured powder to a 'rangolis', a Hindu ritual design, in front of her home in Hyderabad on January 1, 2015. (Photo: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
Fireworks light up the sky above the Saint Basil's Cathedral during the welcoming ceremony for the new year at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia on January 1, 2015. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
The Arc de Triomphe during the New Year's Celebration on the Champs-Elysees on December 31, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/WireImage)
A wave crashes on two girls hugging as they usher in the new year, while fireworks explode over Copacabana beach, during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (Photo: Felipe Dana, AP)
South Koreans gather during the welcoming ceremony of the New Year at Imjingak peace park in the border city of Paju near the Demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas on January 1, 2015. (Photo: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis kisses a statue of the baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate the new year's eve vespers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. (Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
People release balloons to celebrate the New Year during an annual countdown ceremony in Tokyo on January 1, 2015. Some 2,000 guests of the Prince Park Tower Tokyo released the balloons in the air, carrying with their new year wishes. (Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
People cheer in front of Rome's ancient Colosseum as fireworks explode to celebrate the new year on January 1, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
Fireworks light up the sky as Filipinos welcome the New Year Thursday, Jan.1, 2015 in Manila, Philippines. Traditionally Filipinos welcome the New Year with firecrackers, fireworks and almost anything to make the loudest noise possible. (Photo: Bullit Marquez, AP)
People release sky lantern to celebrate the New Year in Harbin, on January 1, 2015. Over one million visitors are expected to attend the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival, where buildings of ice are bathed in ethereal lights and international ice sculptors compete for honours. (Photo: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Fireworks explode above the ancient temple of Parthenon atop the Acropolis hill during the New Year celebrations in Athens on January 1, 2015. (Photo: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Fireworks light up the sky above the Brandenburg Gate during the welcoming ceremony for the new year in Berlin, Germany on January 1, 2015. (Photo: Cuneyt Karadag/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)