New Year's Eve 2018: celebrations around the world - live

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Follow all the celebrations as the clock strikes midnight and countries see out 2018 to welcome in 2019

As we await the first fireworks of 2019, here a selection of some of the defining image of 2018, from California wildfires and an erupting volcano to a close-up crocodile snap

For many though, it might be hard to look past this one of US border agents detaining a Honduran mother and child.

Related: The best photographs of 2018 – and the stories behind them

So, feeling optimistic?

We’re on the cusp of a new year and the first celebrations are set to break out in the Pacific on Christmas Island and Samoa, where clocks hit midnight in less than 15 minutes.

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