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Blooming and booming: Fireworks cascade from Taiwan's tallest skyscraper

Fireworks explode from Taiwan's tallest skyscraper, the Taipei 101, during New Year celebrations in Taipei on Jan. 1, 2013. The Taipei 101, a 1,670-foot-high skyscraper (509 meters) ranked officially as the world's tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. The Chinese characters read 'Taipei 101.'

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Fireworks explode from Taiwan's tallest skyscraper, the Taipei 101, during New Year celebrations in Taipei on Jan. 1, 2013. The Chinese characters read 'Taiwan.'

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New Year 2013 is shown on the Taipei 101 building to mark the new year.

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From Sydney to Siberia, revelers celebrate the arrival of a new year.