Photos: New Year’s 2017

Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Red Square which was blocked by police during New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. New Year's Eve is Russia's major gift-giving holiday, and big Russian cities were awash in festive lights and decorations. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)
Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Red Square which was blocked by police during New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. New Year’s Eve is Russia’s major gift-giving holiday, and big Russian cities were awash in festive lights and decorations. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)
Spectators celebrate the New Year in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Thousands of Warsaw residents took to the streets in the capital to usher in the New Year.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Spectators celebrate the New Year in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Thousands of Warsaw residents took to the streets in the capital to usher in the New Year.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
People release balloons into the air to celebrate New Year, during a New Year celebration event at a Tokyo Hotel, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
People release balloons into the air to celebrate New Year, during a New Year celebration event at a Tokyo Hotel, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Fireworks explode in the sky over Rome as people celebrated the new year, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Fireworks explode in the sky over Rome as people celebrated the new year, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate shortly after midnight in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Hundred thousands of people celebrated New Year's Eve welcoming the new year 2017 in Germany's capital. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate shortly after midnight in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Hundred thousands of people celebrated New Year’s Eve welcoming the new year 2017 in Germany’s capital. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Fireworks explode above Singapore's financial district at the stroke of midnight to mark the New Year's celebrations on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Fireworks explode above Singapore’s financial district at the stroke of midnight to mark the New Year’s celebrations on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Revelers gather on Times Square in New York Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, as they take part in a New Year's Eve celebration. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Revelers gather on Times Square in New York Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, as they take part in a New Year’s Eve celebration. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Red Square which was blocked by police during New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. New Year's Eve is Russia's major gift-giving holiday, and big Russian cities were awash in festive lights and decorations. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)
Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Red Square which was blocked by police during New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. New Year’s Eve is Russia’s major gift-giving holiday, and big Russian cities were awash in festive lights and decorations. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)
Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon).
Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon).
The 2017 appears during a firework over the Arc de Triomphe as part of the New Year celebrations on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan.1, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
The 2017 appears during a firework over the Arc de Triomphe as part of the New Year celebrations on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan.1, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Runners wait to compete in the Sao Silvestre race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. The 15-kilometer race is held annually on New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Runners wait to compete in the Sao Silvestre race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. The 15-kilometer race is held annually on New Year’s Eve. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
A man takes a picture as he kisses his companion during the New Year's Eve celebration on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan.1, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
A man takes a picture as he kisses his companion during the New Year’s Eve celebration on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan.1, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Medics and security officials work at the scene after an attack at a popular nightclub in Istanbul, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Turkey's state-run news agency says an armed assailant has opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations, wounding several people.(IHA via AP)
Medics and security officials work at the scene after an attack at a popular nightclub in Istanbul, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Turkey’s state-run news agency says an armed assailant has opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations, wounding several people.(IHA via AP)
People hold torches during New Year's cerebrations in Istanbul's Ortakoy district by the Bosphorus, during New Year's cerebrations, late Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
People hold torches during New Year’s cerebrations in Istanbul’s Ortakoy district by the Bosphorus, during New Year’s cerebrations, late Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Medics carry a wounded person at the scene after an attack at a popular nightclub in Istanbul, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said that an armed assailant has opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Istanbul attack within Turkey.(IHA via AP)
Medics carry a wounded person at the scene after an attack at a popular nightclub in Istanbul, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said that an armed assailant has opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Istanbul attack within Turkey.(IHA via AP)
Medics and security officials work at the scene after an attack at a popular nightclub in Istanbul, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Turkey's state-run news agency says an armed assailant has opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations, wounding several people.(IHA via AP)
Medics and security officials work at the scene after an attack at a popular nightclub in Istanbul, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Turkey’s state-run news agency says an armed assailant has opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations, wounding several people.(IHA via AP)
North Koreans gather to watch a New Year's fireworks display at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
North Koreans gather to watch a New Year’s fireworks display at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
Fireworks explode off Auckland's Sky Tower as the new year is welcomed to New Zealand, Jan 1, 2017. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)
Fireworks explode around Auckland’s Sky Tower as the new year is welcomed to New Zealand, Jan 1, 2017. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP) (AP/Peter Meecham)
An acrobatic plane maneuvers around the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year's celebrations get underway in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
An acrobatic plane maneuvers around the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year’s celebrations get underway in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) (AP/Rick Rycroft)
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year's celebrations are underway in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year’s celebrations are underway in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) (AP/Rick Rycroft)
Fireworks explode from Auckland's Sky Tower as the new year is welcomed to New Zealand, Jan 1, 2017. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)
Fireworks explode from Auckland’s Sky Tower as the new year is welcomed to New Zealand, Jan 1, 2017. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)
Times Square Business Improvement District workers carry balloons that will be handed out to revelers during the New Years celebration, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Times Square Business Improvement District workers carry balloons that will be handed out to revelers during the New Years celebration, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in New York’s Times Square. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (AP/Mary Altaffer)
Pope Francis kisses a statue of the Divine Infant as he celebrates a new year's eve vespers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope Francis kisses a statue of the Divine Infant as he celebrates a new year’s eve vespers Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Fireworks explode above Singapore's financial district at the stroke of midnight to mark the New Year's celebrations on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Fireworks explode above Singapore’s financial district at the stroke of midnight to mark the New Year on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) (AP/Wong Maye-E)
Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Lim Huey Teng)
Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia’s landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Lim Huey Teng) (AP/Lim Huey Teng)
Visitors to Times Square take photos as technicians prepare a stage that will be used in the New Years celebration, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Visitors to Times Square take photos as technicians prepare a stage that will be used in the New Years celebration, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in New York’s Times Square. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (AP/Mary Altaffer)
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Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Red Square which was blocked by police during New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. New Year's Eve is Russia's major gift-giving holiday, and big Russian cities were awash in festive lights and decorations. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)
Spectators celebrate the New Year in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Thousands of Warsaw residents took to the streets in the capital to usher in the New Year.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
People release balloons into the air to celebrate New Year, during a New Year celebration event at a Tokyo Hotel, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Fireworks explode in the sky over Rome as people celebrated the new year, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Fireworks light the sky above the Quadriga at the Brandenburg Gate shortly after midnight in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Hundred thousands of people celebrated New Year's Eve welcoming the new year 2017 in Germany's capital. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Fireworks explode above Singapore's financial district at the stroke of midnight to mark the New Year's celebrations on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Revelers gather on Times Square in New York Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, as they take part in a New Year's Eve celebration. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Fireworks explode over the Kremlin in Red Square which was blocked by police during New Year celebrations in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. New Year's Eve is Russia's major gift-giving holiday, and big Russian cities were awash in festive lights and decorations. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)
Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon).
The 2017 appears during a firework over the Arc de Triomphe as part of the New Year celebrations on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan.1, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Runners wait to compete in the Sao Silvestre race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. The 15-kilometer race is held annually on New Year's Eve. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
A man takes a picture as he kisses his companion during the New Year's Eve celebration on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan.1, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Medics and security officials work at the scene after an attack at a popular nightclub in Istanbul, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Turkey's state-run news agency says an armed assailant has opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations, wounding several people.(IHA via AP)
People hold torches during New Year's cerebrations in Istanbul's Ortakoy district by the Bosphorus, during New Year's cerebrations, late Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Medics carry a wounded person at the scene after an attack at a popular nightclub in Istanbul, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said that an armed assailant has opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Istanbul attack within Turkey.(IHA via AP)
Medics and security officials work at the scene after an attack at a popular nightclub in Istanbul, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Turkey's state-run news agency says an armed assailant has opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations, wounding several people.(IHA via AP)
North Koreans gather to watch a New Year's fireworks display at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
Fireworks explode off Auckland's Sky Tower as the new year is welcomed to New Zealand, Jan 1, 2017. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)
An acrobatic plane maneuvers around the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year's celebrations get underway in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year's celebrations are underway in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Fireworks explode from Auckland's Sky Tower as the new year is welcomed to New Zealand, Jan 1, 2017. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)
Times Square Business Improvement District workers carry balloons that will be handed out to revelers during the New Years celebration, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Pope Francis kisses a statue of the Divine Infant as he celebrates a new year's eve vespers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Fireworks explode above Singapore's financial district at the stroke of midnight to mark the New Year's celebrations on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Fireworks explode in front of Malaysia's landmark building, Petronas Twin Towers, during the New Year's Eve celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Lim Huey Teng)
Visitors to Times Square take photos as technicians prepare a stage that will be used in the New Years celebration, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

WASHINGTON — An Associated Press poll found that Americans were not thrilled with 2016, but they are very optimistic about 2017.

Here are some photos of how the world welcomed the new year.

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