London has welcomed 2012 with a bang! Fireworks lit up the city's skyline just after midnight on January 1. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to ring in the new year with a spectacular fireworks display.
Big Ben looks fantastic in this image, surrounded by a mass of incredible light.
From another angle you can see how the London Eye was illuminated by the bright display, ushering in 2012 in true London style! Bright, fun, loud and very exciting!
All the way from Down Under, this stunning view of the iconic Sydney Harbour shows how Sydney celebrated the big night, for which it used the theme of 'Time to dream'.
That's all for this week folks, have a lovely weekend whatever you end up doing!