Revelers celebrate the New Year at the stroke of midnight, Jan. 1, 2010, in New York's Times Square.
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, along with New York City high school students push down a miniature version of the crystal ball to start the 60 second countdown to midnight in Times Square.
The ball drops in Times Square celebrating the start of the 2010 new year.
Brian Harkin-Getty Images
Revelers cheer shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve in New York.
Confetti falls as the huge crowd in New York's Times Square celebrate the new year.
New Yorkers Maria Perremuto, left, and her boyfriend Mike Socolick share a kiss shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve
The crowd celebrates the new year in New York City.
Singer and New York native Jennifer Lopez performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square.
The crowd dons festive freebies as they wait for midnight in New York City's Times Square.
Michael Loccisano-Getty Images for NIVEA
Canadian tourists Jackie and Claude Belanger, from left, Pauline Carriere, Albert Rupert and Pam Rupert pose for photos during New Year's 2010 Tribute Palooza at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.
Vicki Smith sells toys at New Year's Annapolis, one of the many family-friendly events in the area.
Melina Mara-The Washington Post
Fireworks light up the sky over Funchal Bay on Madeira Island.
Gregorio Cunha-AFP/Getty Images
Fireworks explode over Madrid's regional government building in Puerta del Sol square to celebrate the beginning of Spain's presidency of the European Union on Jan. 1, 2010.
New Year's celebrations in Tendillas Square in Cordoba, Spain.
London greets 2010.
Oli Scarff-Getty Images
Fireworks mark the New Year in Beirut.
Anwar Amro-AFP/Getty Images
People watch fireworks over Venice's St. Mark's square, which is flooded by high water.
Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate as Germany welcomes the New Year.
Michael Kappeler-AFP/Getty Images
People gather at Sofia's main square in Bulgaria.
Fireworks illuminate the sky over the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Jasper Juinen-Getty Images
The Lithuanian capital of Vilnius greets the New Year.
Fireworks explode over St. Basil cathedral on Red Square in Moscow.
Dmitry Kostyukov-AFP/Getty Images
A celebratory kiss to welcome 2010 in Moscow's Red Square.
Dmitry Kostyukov-AFP/Getty Images
Fireworks pop near Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
Fireworks flash over Sydney Harbor during New Year's celebrations. The annual fireworks extravaganza over the city's landmark harbor bridge and opera house are the centerpiece of Australia's celebrations, and generate some of the most striking images from a night of revelry across the globe.
Partiers toast their wine glasses as the annual New Year's Eve fireworks display illuminates the sky over Sydney Harbor. 'Awaken The Spirit' was the theme for the celebration on the harbor.
Ryan Pierse-Getty Images
Fireworks light the sky as spectators take pictures during New Year's celebrations in Manila.
Balloons fly across the sky as people celebrate at a countdown event at the Zojo-ji Buddhist temple in Tokyo.
A worshipper rings in 2010 at Sensoji temple in Tokyo.
Christians sing a hymn during a prayer to celebrate the new year at Imjingak Pavilion near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea, about 52 km (32 miles) north of Seoul.
Fireworks are launched from the Taipei 101 building in Taipei, Taiwan.
Sam Yeh-AFP/Getty Images
Confetti rains over partiers as the Chinese celebrate New Year's outside a shopping mall in Beijing.
Fireworks explode at the Two International Finance Centre over the Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong.
Fireworks explode above downtown Jakarta's Welcome Monument in Indonesia early Friday.
Fireworks light up the skyline of the financial district in Singapore.
Fireworks illuminate the sky near Petronas Twin Towers during New Year's celebrations in Kuala Lumpur.
Band members, dressed as Santa Claus, take part in a parade during a New Year's Eve street party on the main boulevard leading into Valletta, Malta.
Darrin Zammit Lupi-Reuters
A Sri Lankan boy celebrates 2010 with a sparkler in Colombo.
Lakruwan Wanniarachchi-AFP/Getty Images
Producer, Photo Editor Stephen Cook
Text Editor John Amick