To ring in the New Year many cultures know the custom of firing off pyrotechnics. So here’s a great example of a fireworks video as filmed from a drone camera.
DW has followed celebrations across the globe. As the world welcomed in the new year amid heightened security, celebrations were overshadowed by a deadly armed attack on an Istanbul nightclub.
The city of Cologne has announced far-reaching security measures to make sure that New Year's Eve 2016 is radically different from last year, which was marked by mass sex assaults and thefts.
The German capital is still in shock following the deadly Christmas market attack. But Berliners are a defiant lot, argues DW columnist Gero Schliess.
Police have reported very little trouble during celebrations to mark the start of 2017 in Berlin and Cologne. Security was tightened following the Christmas market attack on December 19.
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