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East Asia Rings in the New Year

Fireworks crackled in the skies over New Zealand Tuesday in celebration of the start of the year 2014.New Zealand kicked off worldwide celebrations of the new year, a time seen as an opportunity for renewal and change. Crowds have gathered in public spaces in major cities across the Asia-Pacific region to ring in the new year with music, fireworks and revelry.In Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, some 1.6 million people were expected at a celebration that, for the first time in a decade, includes...

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