Sandra Becker, of Cameron, Wis., emerges from the icy water of Lake Wissota, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, while participating in the Polar Bear Plunge held near Chippewa Falls, Wis. The annual event, a fund-raiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, traditionally is held on New Year's Day, but was moved up one day so as not to conflict with the final Green Bay Packer NFL football regular season game. (AP Photo/Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Steve Kinderman)
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.