Around the world, revellers have been bidding farewell to the Old Year and welcoming in 2013. From Australia, halfway round the world to Berlin and then some beyond, the message was the same: Happy New Year and all the best for 2013!
On the evening 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, brought down by persistent, courageous and peaceful pressure from the East German people. Thousands of people came flooding through the checkpoints, wild with joy.
New York’s midnight celebration came as millions worldwide heralded the beginning of a new year including London, where fireworks included edible confetti, and Dubai, with their attempt at a record-breaking display.
Ukraine's president has said Russian military trucks that crossed into Ukraine late Thursday were destroyed, as a massive aid convoy remains parked on the Russian side of the border.
The Arab Spring began in Tunisia in 2011. In the run-up to the forthcoming elections, a team from DW went there to see if the country is really on course to become the region’s first true democracy.
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