A Buddhist monk takes up alms from Thais during a morning alms offerings, part of New Year's celebrations, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
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.