Happy New Year! NYE photos from around the world

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">Germany New Year&#39;s Eve - Fireworks light the sky above the Mariendom &#40;Cathedral of Mary&#41;, right, and the St. Severi&#39;s Church, left, shortly after midnight during New Year&#39;s Eve celebrations in Erfurt, central Germany, Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014. (AP Photo&#47;Jens Meyer)</span></div>
January 1, 2014 7:41:03 AM PST