The Absolute Best NYE Fireworks Shows In The World

New Year's Eve is a time to celebrate the year that's ending while embracing hope for the future. Mankind has been marking this annual turning point for at least 4,000 years.[slideshow:103498]

While different cultures around the world have their own unique New Year's Eve traditions, fireworks have become a ubiquitous way to start the new year off with a bang. As pyrotechnic technology has evolved, fireworks shows have become more elaborate, and many cities strive to outdo themselves each year.

These 17 cities around the world put on jaw-dropping light shows to ring in the new year that are worth traveling to see.

Click here for the absolute best NYE fireworks shows in the world.

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