Hello, 2019: Revelry, reflection as world greets new year

31Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world’s most basic institutions, including in the realms of politics, trade, alliances and religion.

A look at how people around the world are ushering in 2019:

NEW YORK

A drenching rain couldn’t keep crowds from packing Times Square for the traditional crystal ball drop and a string of star performances.

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