The New Year, Around the Globe

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All day, ABCNEWS.com is featuring live streaming video of New Year’s celebrations around the globe. From Seoul, South Korea, where the festivities include striking an ancient bronze bell 33 times, to a fireworks display at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, the ABC News website is counting down to 2009 in time zones around the world. The video streams from 5 minutes before the hour until 5 minutes after leading up to celebrations in the United States, including Times Square. Other featured countries include: Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, Russia, Greece, Germany and England.

ABCNEWS.com has also launched an in-depth Year-in-Review section that includes the most popular videos, stories and slideshows from 2008, as well as a look back at the year’s hottest gadgets, scientific breakthroughs, celebrity stories and exclusive ABC News’ investigations.