12/31/2013 09:30 EST | Updated 12/31/2013 09:30 EST

13 Amazing New Year's 2014 Photos From Around The World

Every year, we come together to light fireworks and sing renditions of “Auld Lang Syne” to cheer in the new year. Waves of photos, of course, come out of these celebrations; some of shared moments of social togetherness, others catching brilliant pyrotechnic displays.

The following images are some of our favourites collected around the globe – from family celebrating on the streets of Amritsar, India to lovers sneaking in a kiss on a Ferris wheel ride in Edinburgh, Scotland – all capturing compelling moments of happiness and light.

Happy New Year!

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