Revelers erupted in cheers and celebration in New York's Times Square to welcome in the new year. It was part of many star-studded celebrations and glittering fireworks displays around the world to mark the start of 2012.
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With glittering fireworks and star-studded celebrations, Europe welcomed 2012 and hoped for a better future. Fireworks soared, revelers danced, and crowds in Paris and elsewhere popped champagne corks at midnight.