New Years Special

Police personnel stand guard at a deserted road near Marina Beach, in Chennai.

PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar

Akhilesh Yadav with other Samajwadi Party leaders releasing New Year Calendar at Taj Mahal.

PTI Photo

Babies born in New Year at a government hospital in Agartala.

PTI Photo

Doves fly at first sunrise of New Year in Mathura.

PTI Photo

This photo released by China's Xinhua news agency shows the scene of a stampede in New Year's celebrations in Shanghai, China.

AP Photo/Xinhua

German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses for a photograph after the recording of her annual New Year's speech at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany.