Fireworks burst and confetti fell as throngs of revelers cheered the start of 2020 in New York City's Times Square.
In one of the globe's most-watched New Year's Eve spectacles, the crowd counted down the last seconds of 2019 as a luminescent crystal ball descended down a pole.
About 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms) of confetti showered the sea of attendees, many of whom were also briefly rained on earlier in the evening as they waited in security pens for performances by stars including rap-pop star Post Malone, K-pop group BTS, country singer Sam Hunt and singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette.
The crowds packed into the heart of Manhattan mouthed lyrics and waved yellow and purple balloons in a frenzy as midnight approached.
"It was amazing. I'm spending the first year with my wife. I'm so happy," commented newlywed Gabriel Perez, who is visiting from Colombia.
Elena Alvarado was among those expressing optimism about 2020. "It was a mean year! 2020 is going to be a nicer year. Everyone's going to be nicer this year."