Start the New Year in style: Best city celebrations around the world

Choosing a city or celebration can be a daunting task when it comes to New Year's Eve. The ever so anticipated event, said to determine your fortune for the following year, comes with inevitable endless expectations. And with so many options and opportunities, people going from here to there, the excitement and prospect of the New Year can often be turned into a gruelling challenge when deciding how and where to spend those last crucial moments of the year.

But luckily HELLO! Online has selected the world's coolest celebrations. From legendary London fireworks at Southbank to Rio's sunny Copacabana beach, New York's illuminated Times Square and Edinburgh's Hogmanay festivities… where will you be going this year?

View the gallery for the top city celebrations around the world – as the time ticks and the countdown begins, we are just moments away from the start of 2013.


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