Cities around the world have been greeting the start of 2009 with celebrations and fireworks.
London welcomed in 2009 with a spectacular fireworks show over the Thames.
In Europe, crowds gathered to watch the shows in Moscow, Berlin, London and Edinburgh.
New Zealand and Australia staged dramatic displays from Auckland's Sky Tower and the Sydney Opera House.
Check out the BBC videos. Click here and here!
And if you want to explore high resolution panoramic photos of London's New Year's Eve Fireworks click on this link: 360 Cities (wait a few seconds fot the image to adjust).