A surfer walks out of the ocean as the final sunset of 2010 takes place on New Year’s Eve over Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California on December 31, 2010. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)
The world has already begun to welcome 2011, as the New Year has been entered by people living on some Pacific islands, Australia and Asia. As the Earth revolves today, bringing the rest of us into the year 2011, I’ll be updating this entry, to show people all over as they ready themselves, celebrate and welcome the New Year. 2011 will be observed as the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac, a year with attributes of gentleness, persistence and luck. Happy New Year everyone!
Fireworks explode over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
The New Year is greeted by a fireworks display on the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington on Saturday Jan. 1, 2011. (AP Photo / The Seattle Times, Jim Bates)
Revelers pack Waikiki Beach to watch a fireworks display during New Year celebrations in Hawaii on January 1, 2011. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)
Hardy Dutch swimmers brave the icy North Sea on January 1, 2011 in Scheveningen, Netherlands. An estimated record number of more than 10,000 participants took part in this year’s traditional New Year’s dive. (Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, celebrating the new year in Dubai January 1, 2011. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
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