Pope Benedict XV, background center, is framed by a Swiss guard as he celebrates a New Year's Eve vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
Gallery: New Year's around the world
Jan. 01, 2012 @ 08:09 AM
Glittering fireworks exploded around the world as revelers from Asia to America welcomed 2012.