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New Year Celebrations Mark 2017 Around the World

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Much of the globe has celebrated the beginning of 2017 with fireworks, parties, and other festivities, though many are somber in reflecting on the politics and popular culture of the past tumultuous year.   New Zealand, nearby Pacific islands, Australia and Russia were among the first to ring in 2017. The annual fireworks show in Sydney, Australia drew a crowd of over a million people who lined the waterfront to watch a show dedicated to the late entertainers David Bowie and Gene...

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