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ONTD_Political's PotD: January 01, 2011.


A New Year Rolls In |The world has already begun to welcome 2011, as the New Year has been entered by people living on some Pacific islands, Australia and Asia. As the Earth revolves today, bringing the rest of us into the year 2011, I'll be updating this entry, to show people all over as they ready themselves, celebrate and welcome the New Year. 2011 will be observed as the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac, a year with attributes of gentleness, persistence and luck. Happy New Year everyone!



A man has his beard trimmed in the shape of the number 2011 to welcome the New Year inside a barbershop in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on December 29, 2010.

(REUTERS/Amit Dave)



Members of Sao Paulo's Commerce Association release balloons with the colors of the Brazilian flag to celebrate the end of the year in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010.

(AP Photo/Andre Penner)



Children wear bear furs during New Year ritual dances in Comanesti, Romania on Friday Dec. 30 2010. In pre-Christian rural traditions, dancers wearing colored costumes or animal furs, toured from house to house in villages singing and dancing to ward off evil.

(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)



Men dressed as Vikings lead the torchlight procession as it makes its way to Princess Street for the start of the New Year celebrations December 30, 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thousands of people joined in the torchlight procession, followed by the burning of a Viking long ship.

(Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)




Performers from the Guo Guang Opera Company pose after their rehearsal for a new program titled "Pan Jin Lian", to be performed on New Year's Eve, at the National Theatre Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan on December 30, 2010.

(REUTERS/Pichi Chuang)



An Indian woman in traditional dress dances during festivities to welcome the new year in the village of Narlai, Rajahstan, India, late Friday, Dec. 31, 2010.

(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)



People dance on a decorated street on New Year's Eve, in Bangalore, India, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. India increased security in major cities across the country on Tuesday after receiving information that a Pakistan-based militant group was planning an attack over New Year's weekend.

(AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)



Skiers hold flares as they make their way down the mountain in Angel Fire, New Mexico on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 to celebrate the new year.

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)



A Christian girl lights a candle before a New Year mass at Saint Serkis church in central Tehran December 31, 2010. New Year is celebrated by the Assyrian and Armenian minorities in Iran, where a majority of its citizens are Muslim.



A surfer walks out of the ocean as the final sunset of 2010 takes place on New Year's Eve over Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California on December 31, 2010.

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)



Fireworks burst above Yangon's landmark Shwedagon pagoda as Myanmar people gather to welcome the New Year 2011 at Kan Daw Gyi park in Yangon late on December 31, 2010.

(Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)



A military helicopter hovers in the sky as the last rays of the final sunset of the year falls on the ruins of a tomb in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010

(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)



Children, one with a lighter, pose for pictures as they celebrate before New Year in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Dec 31, 2010.

(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)



Men driving on an open vehicle are splashed with water thrown from an office building in Montevideo's old district in Uruguay on December 31, 2010. Ripped pages from calendars and water from buckets or in balloons are typically launched from office windows in this neighborhood to celebrate the end of year.

(MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)



The number 2011 is written in the air with a sparkler in front of Stephansdom (St. Stephen's Cathedral) during New Year's Eve celebrations in Vienna, Austria on December 31, 2010.

(REUTERS/Lisi Niesner)



Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year January 1, 2011. Local authorities planned for over 1.5 million people to crowd the Sydney Harbour foreshore and welcome in the new year under the massive fireworks display.

(REUTERS/Tim Wimborne)



Fireworks explode above Singapore's financial district at the stroke of midnight to mark the New Year celebrations Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011.

(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)



Women in rabbit costumes pose in front of the Tokyo Tower which is illuminated to celebrate New Year after a countdown event at the Zojo-ji Buddhist temple in Tokyo January 1, 2011. The year of 2011 is the Year of The Rabbit on the Chinese zodiac calendar.

(REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)



People release balloons as the Tokyo Tower is illuminated to celebrate New Year at a countdown event at the Zojo-ji Buddhist temple in Tokyo January 1, 2011.

(REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)



Fireworks light up the sky near the landmark Petronas Twin Towers during new year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur on January 1, 2011.

(KAMARUL AKHIR/AFP/Getty Images)




Revelers wave during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Hong Kong's Times Square on Saturday Jan. 1, 2011.

(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)



Fireworks explode over Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, celebrating the new year in Dubai January 1, 2011.

(REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)



In this time exposure photograph residents use sparklers to welcome 2011 during the New Year's festivities in Manila, Philippines on on January 1, 2011.

(ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)



People gather at Sofia's main square in Bulgaria to celebrate the new year January 1, 2011.

(REUTERS/Oleg Popov)



Hardy Dutch swimmers brave the icy North Sea on January 1, 2011 in Scheveningen, Netherlands. An estimated record number of more than 10,000 participants took part in this year's traditional New Year's dive.

(Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)



Pakistanis welcome the New Year in Karachi on January 1, 2011.

(RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)



People gather to celebrate New Year's Eve at the Red Square in Moscow on January 1, 2011.

(DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/AFP/Getty Images)






Fireworks illuminate the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg Gate during a New Year's Eve party in Berlin, January 1, 2011.

(REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz)



Lebanese crowds watch fireworks on New Year's Eve in the heart of central Beirut at midnight on January 1, 2011 as New Year revellers around the planet began welcoming 2011 in a blaze of fireworks and parties.

(ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images)



Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2011 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to see in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display.

(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)



Estonians celebrate at the new year party on January 1, 2011 in Tallinn'Teatri square, Estonia.

(RAIGO PAJULA/AFP/Getty Images)



People watch fireworks exploding over Copacabana beach during New Year celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2010.

(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)



Fireworks erupt before the Toronto City Hall to mark the New Year's celebrations in downtown Toronto, Canada, at midnight on Saturday Jan. 1, 2011.

(AP Photo/Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS)



Confetti is dropped on revelers at midnight during New Year celebrations in Times Square in New York City on January 1, 2011.

(REUTERS/Gary Hershorn)



Chris Abaire (left) kisses Kirsten Razz after proposing to her after the New Year's Eve ball dropped during celebrations in New York's Times Square on January 1, 2011.

(REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)



A group of revelers watch fireworks illuminating the scene, from their high vantage point over the city of Davos, Switzerland, at the beginning of the New Year, early on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011.

(AP Photo/Keystone, Martin Kappler)



Fireworks burst over the Las Vegas Strip at midnight on New Year's 2011, as seen from Trump International Hotel.

(AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones)



Revelers pack Waikiki Beach to watch a fireworks display during New Year celebrations in Hawaii on January 1, 2011.

(REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)



The New Year is greeted by a fireworks display on the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington on Saturday Jan. 1, 2011.

(AP Photo / The Seattle Times, Jim Bates)


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