AP PHOTOS: Happy New Year! World celebrates 2016

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Fireworks light the sky over Copacabana beach during New Year's Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Mauro Pimentel)
Fireworks light up the sky over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the city skyline as part of New Year's Eve celebrations Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Carrie Underwood performs at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Rock band the Kings of Leon help ring in the first few notes of 2016 at the Jack Daniel's New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP)
An Egyptian soldier photographs fireworks on New Year's Eve at the Giza Pyramids near Cairo, Egypt at midnight on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
The clock strikes midnight at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration on Dec. 31, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
A couple of women hug as fireworks light the sky over Copacabana beach during New Year's Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Mauro Pimentel)
Fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, known as Big Ben, during the New Years Day celebrations in London, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Confetti flies over New York's Times Square after the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the New York Marriott Marquis hotel, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
The 2016 appears during the 5-minute video performance displayed on the Arc de Triomphe as part of New Year's Eve celebrations on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, France, France, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Fireworks light up the sky over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the city skyline as part of New Year's Eve celebrations Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
People watch from the The Cosmopolitan hotel and casino as fireworks explode during New Year's celebrations Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Lynde Barton, of Salt Lake City, celebrates while awaiting the arrival of the new year at Times Square, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Fireworks light up the sky in downtown Skopje, Macedonia, during the celebrations of the New Year early Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
Fireworks light the sky above the Royal Castle during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
People gather to celebrate the New Year in the square in front of the St. Michael Cathedral in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, shortly after midnight Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
People watch from the The Cosmopolitan hotel and casino as fireworks explode during New Year's Eve celebrations Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)
Fireworks light the sky above the Brandenburg Gate shortly after midnight in Berlin, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. Hundred of thousands of people gathered for the New Year celebrations at the area around the Brandenburg Gate in the German capital. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Fireworks explode over the temple of the Parthenon at the Acropolis hill during the New Year celebrations in Athens, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis )
The moon is visible above on New Year's Eve at the Giza Pyramids near Cairo, Egypt at midnight on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Fireworks explode over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge during New Year's Eve fireworks display in Sydney, Australian, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania shortly after midnight during the New Year celebrations, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. Thousands of people celebrated the beginning of the New Year 2016 in the Lithuanian capital. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
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As 2015 came to an end, cities around the world were celebrating the start of a new year and bidding goodbye to one marred by terrorist attacks that left people on edge. Despite the rattled nerves, most places pressed on with their holiday revels.

In Dubai, a massive fireworks display kicked off New Year's at the world's tallest building, while a raging fire sent smoke billowing into the air from nearby tower.

In France, Parisians still recovering from deadly attacks in November held scaled-down celebrations.

And in Brussels, Belgium's capital, a holiday terror plot led to the cancellation of festivities altogether.

Tokyo was on a special security alert during Japan's biggest holiday, as millions crammed into trains to leave cities for their hometowns.

To see more of the New Years celebration, watch the video below!

The World Rings in 2016

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