This post has twenty spectacular photos of fireworks from around the world to usher in New Year. Major cities from Auckland to San Francisco, take a look at how nations around the world said goodbye to 2016, and welcomed 2017. Fireworks lit up the skies over some of the world’s most iconic landmarks as the clock struck midnight. Cities in the Pacific island nations of Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati were the first to enter 2017 at 10:00 GMT. Places such as Baker and Howland islands in the Pacific were the last to ring it in at about midday GMT.