A view of the Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiro during the new year fireworks
Pro-independence supporters take part in a New Year's Day march in Hong Kong
A protester wearing a "Yellow vest" demonstrates on the Champs-Elysees in Paris
People offer prayers on the first day of the new year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo
Revellers gather at Times Square, New York. People across the world welcomed 2019 in their own ways yesterday, putting to bed a tumultuous 2018.