Millions in different parts of the world celebrated the coming of the new year, as the celebration habits differ from city to city.
According to Agence France-Presse, tens of thousands of people gathered in Paris, where a parade of lights was held on the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Elysées boulevard before fireworks were launched shortly after midnight.
There was a great atmosphere of celebration in the year 2019, which witnessed many confrontations between the "zero jackets" movement, which is angry at the government's social policy and security forces.
A person was killed and others were injured during New Year's celebrations last night in France.
In New York, thousands of people gathered on Times Square and greeted the New Year with the traditional countdown and dropping the crystal ball.
And in London, the Big Ben hour rang at midnight after a long hiatus due to maintenance work, and fire arrows were launched on both banks of the Thames River, as these celebrations are supposed to be in Britain as the last member of the European Union before Brexit scheduled for the 13th of January.
In Asia, crowds gathered in Pyongyang to watch a concert in the center of the North Korean capital and celebrated at midnight by 2020 fireworks that lit up the sky on a platform with a dance show.
In South Korea, the bells rang to celebrate the New Year, according to a tradition in the country, and thousands gathered in downtown Seoul to attend a concert.
Several capitals each celebrated the New Year, each according to its time zone, after Sydney gave the go-ahead to celebrations around the world with a massive firework display.
In Dubai, thousands gathered in the vicinity of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, with a display of light graphics on the front of the tower accompanied by sound effects, while the Dubai Fountain at the bottom of the tower presented the longest water show dancing.
More than 2,000 police were deployed to Rio de Janeiro to ensure the security of the celebrations on the famous Copacabana Beach, where about three million people gathered.
Sydney was the first major city in the world to celebrate New Year's Eve despite a controversy over the fireworks display.