As the new year steadily approached, many of us counted down with those closest to us. People from all over the world reminisced about the past year, while also having high hopes about the upcoming one. From Beijing to Moscow, Beirut to Paris, and London to New York, parties, fireworks and festivals welcomed 2012, the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. In Focus
is on the scene with spectacular shots from New Year's eve gatherings from all around the world.
Celebrating 2012 Around the World - In Focus