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2014 comes in with fireworks all over the world

The new year came in with a bang all over the world. Fireworks were the common thread. Each area has specific ways to celebrate the new year. Concerts, parades, toasting, football, family gatherings, black- eyed peas, cabbage and even swimming top the list of new year traditions. Happy 2014!

New Year's swim in Scotland.
New Year's swim in Scotland.
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