By Jasmine Andersson & Chris Giles
New year celebrations have been in full flow as the world welcomed in 2023.
The Pacific nation of Kiribati was the first to see in the new year, followed by New Zealand an hour later – and thousands gathered in Sydney for the Australian city’s renowned fireworks display.
Later, as the new year swept west through Europe, Africa and the Americas, more cities celebrated with large crowds, fireworks, concerts and parties.
Here are some of the best pictures from around the world.