Welcome to the future. 

From Burbank to Beijing, from Taipei to Coney Island, from Red Square to Times Square, and Pakistan to Rio, the world came out to play and pray and gather in the street and set things on fire in the name of the new year.

Here's a gallery icy swims, ghoulish grins, roasted meats, drunken streets, midnight kisses, resolution wishes, holy prayers and polar bears in 2010.

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