31 December 2019 16:32
New Year's Eve celebrations are already under way across the globe as the world rings in 2020. Follow the latest here as we update you on the fireworks and festivities from one hemisphere to another and build towards midnight in London, which will be marked by the chimes of Big Ben once more. You can see pictures from all the celebrations in our gallery here. Hong Kong plans muted celebration Revellers as well as pro-democracy protesters have flocked to sites across Hong Kong to usher in 2020, but the semi-autonomous Chinese city has toned down its New Year's celebrations amid the months-long demonstrations. A fireworks display that traditionally lights up Victoria Harbor has been cancelled amid safety concerns.
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