Welcome to 2015. After a long night of celebrating, we have finally arrived in the New Year. And thankfully, many of us get a day to recover from our New Year’s Eve celebrations before being thrust back into the daily grind.

As is the case every year, New Year’s celebrations around the world were very big, very bright and very loud. Now that we’re somewhat rested and recovered from the festivities of New Year’s Eve, we can stop for a moment to actually appreciate how spectacular many of the New Year’s 2015 celebrations around the world truly were.

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Newswire PzFeed did a great job of continuing to cover the news during last night’s festivities, and the service also spent some time covering various New Year’s celebrations around the world.

In one post, PzFeed collected 10 spectacular photos that were captured in various locales shortly after the clock struck midnight on January 1st.

A few of the photos can be seen below, and the rest can be found on the PzFeed website, which is linked down in our source section.

Tokyo, Japan (REUTERS/Thomas Peter):

People release balloons during New Year celebrations in Tokyo

Sydney, Australia (REUTERS/Jason Reed):

Spectators on boats are silhouetted as fireworks shower down from the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the annual fireworks display to usher in the new year

Hong Kong, China (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu):

Fireworks explode near the observation wheel during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong

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