People release balloons to celebrate the New Year at the Prince Park Tower in Tokyo on January 1, 2016.
A New York City police officer inspects a reveler joining the crowd in Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York. (AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT)
A Japanese tourist attends a New Year's party on December 31, 2015 at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. (AFP / dpa / Wolfram Kastl)
This long-exposure picture taken in Budapest on December 31, 2015 shows the new year 2016 written with a flashlight in front of a Christmas tree. (AFP/Attila Kisbenedek)
Soldiers patrol in Brussels, on December 31, 2015.
Battling terror on two fronts, Belgian police were holding eight people Thursday over an alleged New Year plot in Brussels and also arrested a tenth suspect over last month's massacre in Paris. (AFP / JOHN THYS)
Firework are seen near the Myanmar landmark Shwedagon pagoda during the New Year countdown at the Kandawgyi Park in Yangon on January 1, 2016. (AFP / YE AUNG THU)
Indonesians take a selfie photograph as they gather during a countdown event to celebrate the New Year in Jakarta on December 31, 2015. (AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO)
Fireworks fill the sky of downtown Jakarta during a countdown event to celebrate the New Year on January 1, 2016. (AFP / BAY ISMOYO)
A security guard patrols during a New Year's Eve countdown event at the Tai Miao Temple next to the Forbidden City in Beijing on December 31,2015. (AFP / WANG ZHAO)
Fireworks are seen over the city's skyline in Hong Kong on January 1, 2016 as part of the 2016 new year celebrations. (AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez)
A security officer on patrol on New Year's Eve on the historic riverfront, known as "the Bund," in Shanghai on December 31, 2015. (AFP Photo/STR)