PILAR OLIVARES | REUTERS
A woman celebrates the New Year as she watches fireworks exploding above Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro January 1, 2013. More than two million people gathered along Rio's most famous beach to witness the 20-minute display and celebrate the beginning of a new year.
BEN NELMS | REUTERS
A man wearing a goat mask runs into the English Bay during the annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia January 1, 2013.
KAI PFAFFENBACH | REUTERS
Norway's Anders Jacobsen speeds down the ski jump to win the the second jumping of the 61st four-hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, January 1, 2013. Norway's Anders Jacobsen won the competition ahead of Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer and Norway's Anders Bardal.
MUZAFFAR SALMAN | REUTERS
Children sit on school benches at Al-Tawheed school in Aleppo January 1, 2013.
KHAM | REUTERS
A boy poses for a photo at a 3D painting exhibition during New Year's celebrations in Hanoi January 1, 2013.
AMMAR AWAD | REUTERS
Palestinian protesters throw stones near burning tyres during clashes with Israeli security officers in the West Bank village of Tamoun, near the West Bank city of Jenin January 1, 2013. Clashes broke out after an Israeli military operation in the village on Tuesday.