Celebrations were well-attended around the world

Police estimated that a million people crammed the shore in Sydney, one of the world’s first major cities to greet the New Year, for the fireworks and daylong festivities.

Thousands of Japanese climbed Mount Fuji and other peaks to watch the first sunrise of the year.

Thousand of revelers gathered around London’s Big Ben in stiff winds to watch the fireworks, and large crowds congregated around Paris’s most famous avenue, the Champs-Elysées, to welcome 2007.