Australia/New Zealand/Japan/North Korea, Dec 31 (ANI): Countries from across the world welcomed the year 2018 amid spectacular fireworks. Fireworks boomed and crackled above city centres and harbours as party-goers sang, hugged, danced and kissed to wish each-other. People experienced adrenalin rush as the countdown began and loud cheers filled the air with joy and happiness. In Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, tens of thousands gathered around Sky Tower as five minutes of nonstop pyrotechnics exploded from the structure’s upper decks. Sydney fireworks wowed the crowds around the harbour which was jammed to capacity by midnight.