All around the world, countries are celebrating the start of 2014. Australia was one of the first countries to welcome the new year.
Hong Kong and Dubai also said hello to the beginning of another year. Dubai attempted a Guinness world record for the largest fireworks display — and judging by the video, they may have accomplished just that. They set off 400,000 fireworks.
Not to be outdone, the U.S. is boasting the New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square, weighing almost 12,000 pounds and made up of more than 2,600 crystal panels.